Gum Disease Therapy
Gum Disease is also known as Periodontal Disease or Gingivitis. Gum disease is caused by bacteria that thrive around the teeth, which enter the gums, resulting in infected and swollen gums, which are painful and often bleed. Various symptoms of Gum disease may include bleeding, tenderness, receding gums, loose teeth, persistent bad taste and breath and formation of pockets between teeth and gum.
Gum Treatment at Allen Dental
We offer various gum disease treatment services. Keeping your gums healthy is an integral part of dental hygiene. By having regular dental appointments we can help detect any gum disease and prevent any further damage to your gums. If you have gum disease, the treatment options depend on the severity of the disease. We offer affordable gum treatment services and serve everyone, regardless of age.
We can perform non-surgical treatments for Gum Disease, which include Scaling and Root Planing (careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and tarter from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the root to remove bacteria), followed by therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.
If you think you may have a form of gum disease, do not delay your dental check-up. A simple dental screening will help us diagnose and start you with the required treatment immediately. Once we determine the severity of the disease, we can eliminate the infection through non-surgical methods or restorative gum surgery.
The Mouth-Body Connection
Research studies have shown that there is a strong connection between gum disease and heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy complications, respiratory disease, and other chronic conditions.
A periodontal infection below the gum line, which is brought about by the presence of disease-causing bacteria in the oral cavity, can move throughout the body and negatively affect your health in other ways. To resolve this condition, it will be important for the patient to observe proper oral hygiene measures; this will halt the progression of the disease, reduce the risk of gum disease and reduce the development of other related systemic conditions.
For more information on gum disease treatment, please contact us and schedule your appointment.