Do your gums bleed when you brush and floss? Are your teeth shifting over time?
You may have gingivitis or gum inflammation which is the earliest form of gum disease. If left untreated, patients with gum inflammation are more likely to develop periodontitis or gum disease. Gum disease is a highly damaging bacterial infection. The most common cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene. Harmful bacteria in the mouth feed on food debris left on the teeth and gums. They produce digestive acids that eat away at the gum tissue. Over time, gum disease leads to gum recession and loose teeth. Our dentists can restore the teeth and gums with periodontal disease treatment in Broomall, PA.
Signs of Gum Disease
Symptoms of gum inflammation and disease include:
- Swollen and irritated gums
- Red and purple-tinged gums
- Bleeding when brushing and flossing
- Pus between the teeth and gums
- Bad breath (Halitosis)
- Tender and sensitive gums
Please contact our office for periodontal disease treatment if you notice changes in your gum health. Early intervention can prevent permanent tooth loss and gum damage.
Periodontal Disease Treatment in Broomall, PA
Routine dental care can quickly reverse early signs of gum disease. Brush your teeth twice a day at home—floss before brushing to remove food debris from between the teeth.
Schedule routine dental cleanings so we can remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. Plaque is a film of bacteria that builds up in the mouth. Once plaque hardens, it becomes tartar, which is difficult to remove. Our hygienists use specialized tools to perform dental cleanings and remove bacteria buildup from the smile.
If you have gum disease, a traditional cleaning may not be enough to clear away deep tartar buildup underneath your gums. If needed, we may recommend a scaling and root planing procedure where one of our dental hygienists will deep clean your gums and teeth. In many cases, you may be given a local anesthetic to numb the area and ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Schedule a Dental Appointment Today
Treat your gums with high-quality dental care. Call our dental office for treatment at (610) 347-8302. You can also request a dental consultation with the team at Williamsburg Dental today.