WHAT IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE?
Gum (periodontal) disease is an inflammation in the gums, which may lead to considerable damage to your mouth. There are three stages of gum disease that range from mild to advanced. The very first stage is gingivitis, which is brought on by plaque buildup underneath the gumline. If not treated, gingivitis may turn into the next phase, called periodontitis, which affects the bone and fibers that hold your teeth in place. Advanced periodontitis is the final phase of gum disease, and it may cause teeth to become loose or fall out. To take care of periodontal disease, Dallas Dental Concierge offers both nonsurgical and surgical treatment options based on the severity of your condition, such as deep cleanings, scaling and root planing, antibiotics, gum surgery, gum tissue grafting, and tooth extraction. When you have symptoms of gum infection, contact our office in the Knox District of Dallas, TX to schedule an exam and consultation with highly skilled dentist Dr. Melisa Christian.
symptoms and causes
Gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease, is difficult to detect on your own, which is why it's important to schedule annual dental examinations at Dallas Dental Concierge. This gives Dr. Christian the opportunity to check your gum pockets so she can diagnose and treat the problem before it affects your oral and general health. As gum disease progresses, signs will include swollen or red gums, bleeding due to regular brushing and flossing, a separated or receded gumline, and persistent bad breath. At the later stages of gum disease, you may also experience pain while chewing and sensitivity to cold and hot foods.
RESTORE YOUR GUM HEALTH
Periodontal disease will get worse without the proper treatment so it's important to seek professional care as soon as any signs occur. At Dallas Dental Concierge, we work with you to renew your gum health and avoid future instances of disease. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Christian, contact our office in Dallas, TX.
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