Do you notice blood spots when brushing or flossing your teeth? Are your gums tender or swollen? You may not think it’s a big deal because you don’t experience any pain. Regrettably, that’s where you may fall into the gum disease trap. Typically, gum disease progresses without causing severe symptoms, only to discover the damage when it’s too late.
Have you noticed signs of gum disease? Take action before the disease causes irreversible damage to your smile. If you are in Garland, Texas, please schedule an appointment with Kings Dental for periodontal care.
Gum disease can cause tooth loss!
Your teeth may be the predominant feature of your smile, but they wouldn’t be that way without the support of the gums. Healthy gums anchor your teeth in place and protect the roots from infection. However, if you don’t adhere to oral hygiene care, periodontal disease sets in, and your gums may not function and look as they should.
What if you don’t treat gum disease? If you let the periodontal disease progress, bleeding gums won’t be the only problem at hand. Periodontal pockets form, and if they aren’t treated, your teeth become loose and eventually fall out!
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Treating gum disease
The fortunate thing is that gum disease is easily treatable if detected early. In fact, you can reverse the early form of gum disease (gingivitis) by diligently flossing and brushing your teeth alongside professional dental cleanings. However, if gum disease has advanced, Dr. Vidya Suri will recommend the treatments below:
- Deep cleaning: This treatment involves periodontal scaling and root planing. The dentist uses special tools to remove calculus buildup beneath and below your gum line during scaling. Root planing treatment smoothes out your roots to discourage the growth of harmful bacteria. Both procedures are done under anesthesia, and you may need more than one session to heal fully.
- Antibiotic therapy: We can recommend topical or oral antibiotics to keep your gum infection under control.