Our dentists understand that some patients forget that their gums play a big part in their oral health. Without the support and aesthetics that gums provide to our teeth, our smiles would not be what they are. It is important to keep your gums healthy, but for those who have developed periodontal, or gum, disease, we provide gum disease treatment.
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. The bacteria inflame and infect the gum tissues, and when left untreated, can eventually cause the gums 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. Following an exam at our office, our dentists and team will be able to determine whether you suffer from periodontal disease.
The treatment for gum disease is based upon your specific dental needs. 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 planning (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. We strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease. Please contact Campbell Crossing Dentistry at 972-414-4000 if you have questions regarding our periodontal treatments. We look forward to caring for your smile!