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Is Periodontal Disease Treatable?

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Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a condition that affects millions of Americans each year. With symptoms like receding gums, pain and bleeding, and bad breath, it can be both physically and emotionally taxing to endure. But the good news is that, depending on your symptoms, your periodontal disease is treatable.

What Is Periodontal Disease?

When plaque and bacteria collect under the gum line, your gums can become inflamed, painful, and even separate from your teeth, leaving them susceptible to cavities and decay. You can also experience bad breath and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. Gum disease is classified in three stages ranging from mild to severe: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. If left untreated, you can suffer from bone loss, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession.

Depending on what your symptoms are, you should see a dentist right away to receive treatment.

Periodontal Disease Treatment

Here at Smiles Dental, we offer a wide range of treatment plans tailored specifically for your needs. From proper at-home dental care and professional cleanings, scaling and root planing to gum surgery, there are multiple approaches that we can take to improve your gum health (and therefore your overall health!).

Periodontal disease can lead to cavities and advanced tooth decay, so you might also need fillings and root canals in order to preserve your oral health.

Preventing Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is completely and easily preventable. Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is the absolute best way to prevent gum disease, in order to keep your gum line nice and clean. You should also visit the dentist twice per year in order to have your oral health monitored closely to prevent any abnormalities from worsening over time.

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If you have any questions about how to keep your gums healthy and strong, don’t hesitate to contact us at Smiles Dental! Contact our friendly staff to schedule an appointment today!

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Periodontal Disease Treatment

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Our team at Smiles Dental is dedicated to helping you keep your entire smile healthy, and that includes your gums. Gum disease can be directly linked to your overall health and should be addressed as quickly as possible. We are pleased to provide personalized treatment plans for periodontal disease (gum disease) and other conditions that can affect the gums and soft tissues of the mouth. For more information about periodontal disease treatment and how we can help you improve your oral health, we invite you to call or visit our skilled dentists today at the office nearest you.
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Gum Disease 101

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a condition usually caused by the bacteria found in plaque that damages the soft tissue that supports your teeth. This bacteria eating away at the soft tissues in your mouth will eventually cause your teeth to loosen, your gums to recede, and you can experience irritation, inflammation, and risk for infection if left untreated.

Signs of Gum Disease

Some signs to watch out for that could signal periodontal disease are gums that are swollen, red, tender, or bleed easily. You may also experience tooth loss, bad breath that doesn’t go away, receding gums, and sensitivity when you chew. If you are concerned that you may have periodontal disease, then please come visit our office. We can examine your teeth and determine the health of your teeth and potentially necessary treatment for periodontal disease.

Periodontal Disease Treatment

Everyone experiences gum disease differently, so your treatment can vary depending on what your teeth specifically need. Depending on whether your periodontal disease is minor or more severe, we may recommend additional treatment and lifestyle changes. This can include additional teeth cleanings, better oral hygiene habits at home, prescription antibiotics, deep cleanings (scaling/root planing), and gum surgery. Our goal is to restore your healthy smile and stop the progression of the disease. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call our office. We are here for you, to take care of you and your smile!

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