Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is one of the leading causes of tooth loss for adults. This inflammatory disease is caused by excessive bacteria in your mouth. Over time, the condition worsens as periodontal disease gradually destroys the gums needed to protect and support your teeth.
Did you know that over eighty percent of Americans are affected by some form of periodontal disease? Some symptoms to be aware of include:
- Bleeding or swollen gum tissue.
- Gums that are sensitive to flossing.
- Pus in between the gums.
- Loose permanent teeth.
- Jaw discomfort or pain.
- Persistent bad breath.
- Receding gums.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, come in and have your mouth checked for periodontal disease. At our practice, we fully examine each patient for signs of gum disease during check-up appointments. If signs of gum disease are found, we will provide an in-depth analysis of your health to see how we can help you.
Receive Meaningful Periodontal Disease Treatment
Visiting your dentist can prevent permanent tooth loss and periodontal disease through regular checkups and cleanings. If your gum disease is severe, we also offer advanced periodontal treatments to prevent tooth loss and improve your oral health.
Our team provides non-surgical gum disease treatments that are provided based on the severity of your periodontal disease and your individual needs. We diagnose on a case-by-case basis to ensure the most beneficial treatment for each individual.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling or root planing is a non-surgical treatment that deep-cleans your mouth and removes any symptom-causing bacteria. After a root planing treatment, your mouth will feel much better.
If your case is more severe, we will be happy to refer you to a periodontist who can take care of your needs. To find out more about our periodontal treatment options, you can contact us here, or call us at our office at 662-429-5239. Call us today to see how we can help you!