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Periodontal Disease in Hernando, MS

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. The disease is an inflammatory condition caused by the bacteria in your mouth. As the condition worsens, periodontal disease gradually attacks and destroys the gums that are protecting and supporting your natural teeth. Over eighty percent of Americans are affected by some form of periodontal disease.

Some of the symptoms include:

  • Bleeding, swollen gums
  • Gums that feel sensitive while flossing
  • Pus in between the gums
  • Teeth that feel loose
  • Jaw pain or sensitivity
  • Bad breath
  • Gum recession

If you are experiencing some of these symptoms, you may want to have your mouth checked for periodontal disease. At our practice, we check each patient for signs during every regular appointment. We can offer more in depth diagnoses and treatments if signs of the disease are found.

Receive Meaningful Periodontal Disease Treatment

At our office, we can prevent tooth loss and periodontal disease with regular checkups and cleanings. If the disease has progressed we also offer more advanced periodontal treatments that will prevent tooth loss and improve your oral health and happiness.

Our team offers non-surgical gum disease treatments depending on the severity of the periodontal disease and the patient’s individual needs. We will work with you on a case by case basis to ensure the most beneficial care and treatment. Our treatment includes:

Scaling and Root Planing– Scaling or root planing is a non-surgical treatment that cleans out your mouth and removes the bacteria that is causing your symptoms. After a scaling and root planing treatment, you will enjoy an improved level of oral health.

If your case is more severe we will be happy to refer you to specialist who can take care of your needs.

To find out more about our periodontal treatment, you can contact us here or call us at our office at 662-429-5239. Call us now to schedule an appointment.

Want To Get A Whiter, Brighter Smile And Help A Child?

This March thru June we will hold our annual Smiles for Kids fundraiser. All the proceeds from our teeth whitening services will go directly to the Palmer Home for Children. Your payment will be a tax-deductible donation to the Palmer Home. Please ask our team today about getting a whiter smile while helping children.



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Desoto Family Dental Care
460 Byhalia Road
Hernando, MS 38632
Call: (662) 429-5239
Fax: (662) 449-0758
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