Do you find your teeth are sensitive to hot and cold foods or drinks? Maybe your gums often feel sore and bleed when you brush or floss your teeth. gum disease. Also known as periodontitis, gum disease is a bacterial infection that affects the health of teeth and gums. In advanced cases, periodontal disease will cause bacteria to form above and below the gum line, often causing the gums to recede and pull away from the teeth. Deep pockets may form around the teeth and can cause tooth loss. Periodontal disease may also cause an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack, diabetes and other severe health concerns.
Drs. Clay Miller, Kirk Solberg, and Mark Willams offer periodontal therapy solutions for patients in every stage of gum disease. When gums are inflamed during the earliest stage of periodontal disease, our dental team may be able to eliminate the infection with routine dental cleanings. However, for more moderate or severe cases of the disease, further treatment may be needed.
Signs of Gum Disease
There are several signs of gum disease to look out for, including:
- Swollen gums
- Bad breath (Halitosis)
- Bleeding gums
- Mouth sores
- Gum swelling
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
If you have noticed any of these symptoms, call our office at (407) 636-2402. Our dental team will take your budget, goals, and oral health into consideration before choosing treatment.
Treating Gum Disease
Scaling, root planing, gum surgery, and restorative treatments can be used to help patients with gum disease. Scaling and root planing clean the deep pockets of the gum and tooth roots to prevent further damage. Gum surgery remove damaged gum tissue and promote healing for patients with more advanced gum disease. In advanced cases of gum disease patients may lose one or more teeth dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures as tooth replacement options.
Schedule an Appointment
Treat gum disease at the source. Call Drs. Williams, Solberg, and Miller for high-quality dental care today at (407) 636-2402. You can also request an appointment with our professional dentists online here. Our professional team aims to provide high-quality dental care in a warm and friendly office environment.