Gum Disease Treatment

Combat gum disease with our comprehensive treatment plans. From early gingivitis to advanced periodontitis, we help restore and maintain your gum health.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common but serious condition that can lead to tooth loss, infection, and other health complications if not treated promptly and effectively. At Select Dental Office, we offer a range of gum disease treatments tailored to address various stages of the disease, from mild gingivitis to severe periodontitis.

Understanding Gum Disease

Gum disease is caused by plaque buildup along and under the gum line. It can manifest in two main forms:

  • Gingivitis: The earliest stage, characterized by red, swollen gums that may bleed easily. It is reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care.
  • Periodontitis: Advanced gum disease where ongoing inflammation causes pockets to develop between the gums and teeth that fill with plaque, tartar, and bacteria. Over time, these pockets can lead to the destruction of the supporting bone structure and tooth loss.

Symptoms of Gum Disease Include:

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Receding gums or longer appearing teeth

Our Gum Disease Treatments Include:

  • Scaling and Root Planing: A deep-cleaning, nonsurgical procedure where plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line are scraped away (scaling) and rough spots on the tooth root are made smooth (planing).
  • Medications: May be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments. These can include prescription antimicrobial mouthwash, antibiotic gels, and oral antibiotics.
  • Surgical Treatments: For more severe cases, procedures like flap surgery (pocket reduction surgery) and bone and tissue grafts may be necessary to restore supportive tissues.

Preventive Care and Maintenance

In addition to treating existing gum disease, we emphasize the importance of ongoing maintenance and preventive care. This includes:

  • Regular dental cleanings and exams.
  • Proper brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Lifestyle recommendations such as smoking cessation and balanced nutrition.

Why Choose Select Dental Office for Gum Disease Treatment?

Our team at Select Dental Office is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating gum disease. We use the latest techniques and technology to ensure the most effective care. Our approach is not only reactive but also proactive, focusing on preventing the progression of gum disease through education and preventive practices.

If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease or are concerned about your gum health, don’t hesitate to contact us. Early intervention is key to preventing more serious health issues related to gum disease. Schedule your consultation at Select Dental Office today and take the first step towards healthier gums and a healthier you.

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