Signs & Symptoms of Gum Disease And How Our Practice Can Help You
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of gum disease is crucial for maintaining optimal oral health, and at River District Smiles, we are here to help you address and manage this common condition.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can manifest in various ways, including:
- Gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing
- Red, swollen, or puffy gums
- Tender gums
- Receding gums
- Changes in the bite (how the teeth come together)
- Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
- Bad taste in the mouth
- The formation of pockets between the teeth and gums
- Pus between the teeth and gums
- Loose Teeth
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek professional dental care.
Our practice offers comprehensive periodontal care to diagnose and treat gum disease effectively. Our experienced team of periodontists will conduct a thorough examination of your gums and dental structures to determine the extent of the disease.
We employ state-of-the-art techniques such as deep dental cleanings, scaling and root planing, and antibiotic treatments to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria that contribute to gum disease. Additionally, we will provide you with personalized oral hygiene instructions and ongoing maintenance to help you manage gum disease and prevent its progression.
At River District Smiles, we understand the impact of gum disease on your overall well-being and smile aesthetics. Our dedicated professionals will work closely with you, answering your questions and addressing your concerns throughout the treatment process. We are committed to helping you regain healthy gums, improve your oral health, and restore your confidence in your smile.
Gum Cleaning and How Our Practice Provides It
At River District Smiles, we prioritize the importance of gum cleaning as a fundamental aspect of maintaining optimal oral health. Our practice offers comprehensive gum cleaning services to effectively remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria that can lead to gum disease and other oral health issues.
During a gum cleaning procedure, our skilled dental hygienists utilize specialized tools and techniques to gently and thoroughly clean the gumline and the spaces between your teeth. This process, known as scaling and root planing, involves carefully removing plaque and tartar buildup from the surfaces of your teeth and below the gumline. By eliminating these harmful substances, we can prevent gum inflammation, gum recession, and the progression of gum disease.
By choosing River District Smiles for your gum cleaning needs, you can trust that our dedicated team will deliver exceptional care, utilizing advanced techniques and modern equipment to promote your gum health and enhance your overall oral well-being.
What To Expect During A Periodontal Treatment From Us
When you choose River District Smiles for your periodontal treatment, you can expect a comprehensive and patient-centered approach to ensure the best possible outcomes for your oral health. Our experienced periodontists and dedicated team will guide you through the treatment process, providing exceptional care and support every step of the way.
During your initial consultation, our periodontist will conduct a thorough examination of your gums, teeth, and supporting structures. This assessment will help us determine the extent of your periodontal condition and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Depending on the severity of your gum disease, your periodontal treatment may involve procedures such as deep dental cleanings, scaling and root planing, gum grafting, or laser gum therapy. These treatments are designed to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria, reduce inflammation, and promote gum healing.
Throughout your periodontal treatment, our team will prioritize your comfort and ensure that you are well-informed and relaxed. We utilize the latest techniques and technologies to minimize discomfort and maximize efficiency.
Our periodontists will provide detailed explanations of each procedure, answer any questions you may have, and offer guidance on post-treatment care and maintenance to optimize your oral health.
How to Reverse Gum Disease
Fortunately, there are ways to reverse gum disease with proper dental care!
To start reversing your gum disease:
- Make sure you’re brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time, and flossing once a day. You should also use an antibacterial mouthwash to help kill any lingering bacteria. Regularly visiting the dentist for checkups and cleanings is also important in reversing gum disease.
- Cut back on sugary foods and drinks, since they can feed the bacteria that cause gum disease.
- If you smoke, try to quit as soon as possible; smoking is a major risk factor for gum disease.
- You may need to take antibiotics in order to fight off any infection in your gums. Your dentist will be able to recommend which kind of antibiotics would work best for you.
- If your gums are swollen, your dentist may recommend a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing in order to remove any plaque or tartar that has built up below the gum line.
- Lastly, there are various vitamins and supplements you can take to help boost your oral health, such as Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin D, and probiotics.
If you follow these steps carefully, you should be able to reverse your gum disease over time and get your oral health back on track! Additionally, it’s important to remember that prevention is the best cure: keep up with a regular dental hygiene routine and visit the dentist regularly in order to maintain good oral health.
Contact Us Today For Your Gum’s Health!
At River District Smiles, we are committed to your satisfaction and long-term oral well-being. By choosing our practice for your periodontal treatment, you can trust that you will receive personalized attention, exceptional expertise, and a supportive environment dedicated to restoring the health and beauty of your smile.