Gum Disease & Gingivitis Treatment

In Rock Hill, South Carolina

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Keep your gums healthy and your teeth strong at River District Smiles Dentistry!

Healthy gums are essential to achieving a healthy smile. You can trust River District Smiles Dentistry to treat gingivitis (gum disease) and keep you smiling for years to come. Our caring experts are proud to offer the latest dental technology and treatments in a comforting environment.

(803) 590-9525

Emergency Exam

$39
  • Includes necessary x-rays and exam

WHAT IS GUM DISEASE?

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Have you noticed a change in your gums? You may have gum disease. Gum disease is a progressive condition that occurs in two stages. It often begins as gingivitis, which consists of inflammation and irritation of the gums. At this stage, gum disease is easy to treat with good oral hygiene and at-home care. Our hygienist will perform a deep cleaning to remove plaque and restore your oral health.

Periodontal Dental Services

If left untreated, gingivitis can progress into its second, more aggressive stage. This stage is called periodontitis. Periodontitis causes receding gums and permanent damage to the tissues that support your teeth. Severe periodontitis can also result in tooth loss. Advanced gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adult patients.

If you’re concerned about your gums, call your trusted Rock Hill dentists today.

WHAT CAUSES GUM DISEASE?

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Gum disease is typically caused by the growth of bacterial plaque and tartar in your mouth. This is the result of poor oral hygiene. It can also happen due to missing your regularly scheduled cleanings. Plaque and tartar on the teeth cause tooth infections that attack the gums and surrounding tissues.

Other health and lifestyle factors are also linked to an increased risk of gum disease. These factors include:

  • Stress
  • Family history
  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Alcohol use
  • Certain medications
  • Diabetes
  • Hormonal changes (such as puberty, pregnancy or menopause)

Do I Need Gum Disease Treatment?

Gingivitis is a very common condition. It affects most American adults aged 30 and older at some point in their lives. At this stage, gingivitis presents without painful symptoms, which is why many patients don’t realize anything is wrong until their condition worsens. This is why it’s so important to visit your Rock Hill dentist twice a year to assess the health of your gums.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, be sure to call us today:

  • 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 mouth
  • The formation of pockets between the teeth and gums
  • Pus between the teeth and gums
  • Loose Teeth

RIVER DISTRICT SMILES DENTISTRY

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RIVER DISTRICT SMILES

COVERS YOUR DENTAL NEEDS

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Dental Mouth Icon

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

The smile of your dreams is within reach. Ask our expert team!

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DENTAL IMPLANTS

DENTAL IMPLANTS

A beautiful, functional smile is possible after tooth loss with our top-quality dental implants.

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SURESMILE

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You can achieve a perfect smile without metal or wires!

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How Is Gum Disease Treated?

At River District Smiles Dentistry, we offer the following services to treat gum disease and restore your oral health:

  • Scaling and Root Planing: A deep cleaning performed to remove built-up plaque and tartar and restore your oral health.
  • Bone Grafting: A regenerative procedure used to graft material to your damaged jawbones and restore their health following periodontitis.

Do You Accept Walk-ins and Same-Day Appointments?

At River District Smiles Dentistry, we welcome walk-ins. Our team makes sure to see our patients as promptly as possible. If you’ve experienced a dental injury, we also offer emergency appointments as scheduling permits. For gentle same-day care, call or visit your trusted local Rock Hill dentist today!

Do You Accept Insurance?

Yes, our office accepts most major insurance plans and is in-network with Cigna, Guardian, Delta Dental, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and MetLife. We offer affordable in-house payment plans and financing options to help our patients achieve their goals.

Office Hours

Mon: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tue: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Wed: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thu: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 12:00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Our Rock Hill Location

  • 652 Herrons Ferry Road., #105
    Rock Hill, SC 29730

  • We are located by the Riverfront in the Riverwalk, Rock Hill.

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TRUST YOUR LOCAL ROCK HILL DENTISTS FOR GENERAL DENTISTRY!

Choose River District Smiles Dentistry for your family’s general dentistry needs! Call your trusted Rock Hill dentists at (803) 590-9525 to schedule an appointment today. We create smiles you can be proud of, providing unparalleled patient service every step of the way!