Effective, Caring Treatments For Healthy Gums
We use cutting-edge tools and treatments to tailor our approach to your needs, ensuring you receive the most effective, gentle treatment possible. Whether dealing with early-stage gum disease or more advanced cases, our competent, skilled dental professionals are here to help you achieve optimal oral health and overall wellness.
Understanding Gum Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention
Gum disease or periodontal disease is a condition that affects gum tissue and bones supporting the teeth.
The early stages of gum disease are called gingivitis and are characterized by bleeding and red or swollen gums. If not treated timely, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis which can cause tooth loss and increase the risk of serious health problems.
Gum disease is primarily caused by the accumulation of bacteria on dental enamel and gums in the form of a sticky film called plaque.
Gum disease has been linked to poor oral hygiene, smoking, hormonal changes, and certain medications.
Symptoms of gum disease include bleeding and swollen gums, bad breath, receding gums, loose teeth, and changes in the bite pattern.
Treatment options for gum disease range from professional cleaning and antibiotics to surgery in severe cases.
To prevent gum disease, you should maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily, flossing daily, and visiting one of our dentists regularly for cleanings and checkups.
Quitting smoking and managing underlying health conditions like diabetes can also reduce the risk of developing gum disease.
If you suffer from gum disease, our friendly and highly skilled dental team can help you enjoy healthy gums again. Book your appointment today!