If your gums are sore, inflamed, or redder than usual, or if they bleed easily, you may suffer from gum disease.
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If your gums are sore, inflamed, or redder than usual, or if they bleed easily, you may suffer from gum disease. Periodontal disease is not only uncomfortable, but it can also put your smile at risk for tooth loss and infection. At Smiley Dental & Orthodontics, our dentists offer a variety of gum disease therapies and gum treatments, and we can help you find the right one for your needs. We encourage you to contact your local Smiley Dental & Orthodontics office for more information if you suffer from gum disease.
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, the gums can eventually begin 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 dentist and team will be able to determine whether you suffer from periodontal disease.
The treatment for gum disease is based upon your specific needs. Depending on the severity of the condition, our dentist may recommend additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. We strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease. For more information on periodontal treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our office soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!
Whether you need urgent dental care or routine checkups, out team of dentists, hygienists, and support staff are ready to lend a helping hand. For the best possible dental care in Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Wichita Falls, Austin, Corpus Christi, Greenville, and Texarkana, check out your neighborhood dental care clinic. Thanks to our affordable pricing and great patient care experience, we’re the first choice for braces and all types of dental care.
We understand that straight teeth are an important part of a healthy, attractive smile. We are pleased to provide comprehensive orthodontics services at our offices.