Gum disease or gingivitis can result in bad breath, lost teeth and health problems that affect more than just your smile. But our dentists and team can help. If you are living with gum disease, call Beyond Dental Health for an examination to determine which gingivitis treatment is right for you.
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. The bacteria inflame and infect the gum tissues, and when left untreated, the gums can eventually begin to pull away from the teeth. Untreated periodontal disease can result in bone loss, tooth loss and gum tissue recession.
If your gums are swollen, red or tender, or if your gums bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease. Other common symptoms of gum disease include loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath and receding gums that make your teeth appear longer than normal. With an exam at our office, our dental team will determine whether or not you suffer from periodontal disease.
Depending on the severity of the condition, our dentists may recommend additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. We want to assist you restore your oral health and stop the progress of the disease. For more information on periodontal treatment, please call or visit our office soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!