Periodontics is a specialty in dentistry that involves treating the gums and supporting bone of the teeth. Gum disease affects most adults, but we can use periodontal care to prevent the disease from progressing. We are pleased to offer a gentle periodontics program at Lakeville Dental that includes routine dental care, scaling and deep cleaning.
What are the signs of gum disease?
If your gums are red and swollen or bleeding, you may have gum disease. It is natural to experience some swelling time to time, but if it is happening on a consistent basis, you should seek gum disease treatment.
Other signs of gum disease include:
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Pain while chewing
- Sensitive teeth
- Teeth that appear longer (this typically indicates receding gums)
We can examine your gums at Lakeville Dental and find out how we can reverse your unique case of gum disease.
Why treat gum disease?
The early stages of gum disease are referred to as “gingivitis.” If left untreated, gingivitis can cause the gums to begin to recede by pulling away from the tooth. It creates pockets in the gum tissue, which expose the tooth structure and root system. This can lead to cavities, infections, bone loss, or even tooth loss.
Treating gum disease in the early stages is easy. The deep cleaning, or “scaling and root planing,” is highly effective, and will help you avoid the consequences of gum disease. Patients who require more advanced treatment will be referred out to professionals we trust.
Keeping your gums healthy at Lakeview Dental
Doctors Harrison and Major will make a recommendation for your treatment after a thorough examination. It is important to schedule an appointment right away so that we can use the least invasive method available to correct the problem.
We can heal your gums with a few appointments to Lakeville Dental. Our dentists are committed to your comfort and wellness.