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Gum Disease Treatment

Are you suffering from gum disease? We can help The caring and professional dental team at Weekend Dentistry offers gum disease treatment to help our patients restore their oral health. Schedule an appointment to learn more.

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What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a common condition for many adults, affecting Americans over the age of 30 at some point in their lives. It is a progressive disease that occurs in two stages: the early stage, gingivitis, and the advanced stage, periodontitis. The symptoms of gingivitis are minor and often painless, making it difficult for patients to even know they have the condition. Signs of gingivitis include:

  • Infections in the gums
  • Reddened gums
  • Gums that bleed easily when brushing or flossing
  • Swollen or puffy gums
  • Bad breath

If diagnosed in the early stage, gum disease is treatable. Gingivitis treatments include improved oral hygiene, dental cleanings, and medicated mouth rinses or toothpaste as prescribed by our dentist. Once gum disease advances into periodontitis, it requires more extensive treatment to restore optimal oral health. Symptoms of advanced periodontitis include:

  • Receding gums
  • Pus between the teeth and gums
  • Nightguards
  • Infections in the tissues that support your teeth
  • Visible tooth roots
  • Loosened teeth
  • Infections in the jawbone

Without treatment, the infections in your jawbones and surrounding tissues can cause you to lose bone mass. Over time, your teeth may become so loose that they require extraction. If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of gum disease, see your dentist right away.

Why Do I Need To Take Action With Gum Disease?

Gum disease may seem like a minor problem, but it can impact your smile for years to come. Our board-certified specialists offer a full range of comprehensive gum disease treatments to help restore your oral health. Schedule an appointment for the care you need to get relief from toothache. We are open seven days a week to accommodate your busy schedule!

What Causes Gum Disease?

In most cases, gum disease is caused by the buildup of bacterial plaque and tartar on your teeth. The buildup of plaque and tartar is a result of poor oral hygiene and at-home care. Other health and lifestyle factors can contribute to the development of gum disease. These factors can include family history, diabetes, smoking and tobacco use, certain medications, or hormonal changes due to puberty, pregnancy, or menopause.

If you believe you may be at an increased risk for gum disease, call us to schedule a consultation. Our team will work with you to help you maintain your oral health and overall well-being.

How Is Gum Disease Treated?

If you’re suffering from gum disease, schedule an appointment with Weekend Dentistry today. Our doctors are certified in periodontal treatment and can offer a variety of comprehensive gum disease treatments. Depending on your needs, she can recommend:

  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Dental Crown Lengthening
  • Gingivectomy
  • Laser Treatment
  • Osseous or Pocket Reduction Surgery
  • Bone Grafting

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