Periodontal (gum) disease is more common than many might think. Harmful bacteria can lead to inflammation in the gums and is often diagnosed as gum disease. Our dental team at Comfort Care Dental provide several treatment options to relieve the effects of gum disease and restore your smile back to its health. What are periodontal treatments and how can they benefit your smile? Continue reading to find out!
There are several different factors that can lead to gum disease including malnutrition, a family history of gum disease, bad oral hygiene habits, smoking, stress, diabetes, and the buildup of plaque. Symptoms typically vary from each patient, but they often include red and swollen gums, bleeding after brushing or flossing, loose teeth, and abscesses. If you have noticed any of these symptoms, then contact our Comfort Care Dental clinic for assistance and to begin a treatment plan.
There are several treatment options designed to eliminate gum disease and protect your oral health effectively. Scaling and root planing is commonly used by dentists to properly clean out the harmful bacteria found below the gum line. It helps to remove any debris found in the patient’s mouth by cleaning beneath the surface and into the deep pockets. If you have loose teeth or deeper pockets of bacteria trapped in your teeth, then your dentist may recommend this option. For extreme cases, your dentist may speak to you about gum surgery. Contact your dentist to see which option is best for your unique situation.
Call us today to set up your next dental examination to help prevent dental issues such as gum disease and to learn more about the different services we provide.