Do you need gum disease treatment?
How do you know if you need gum disease treatment? Your dentist can perform a simple exam and tell you!
Did you know that one of the first signs of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease is bad breath and bleeding of the gums, or pink or red saliva when you brush or floss? Many patients think this is normal, but it’s not. It’s a sign you need to visit the dentist for professional care so that the problem doesn’t worsen.
Gum disease treatment is non invasive during the early stages, before tissue breakdown advances to bone break down and/or tooth loss. Even in moderate or advanced cases, non surgical, non invasive treatment is highly effective, and can stop the disease process, and manage the symptoms. Early treatment is relatively easy, and usually consists of a series of scaling (deep cleaning) appointments. Antibiotics or antimicrobial medicines may be used.
There is nothing to be embarrassed about. Four out of five adults over the age of 30 have some form of periodontal disease and don’t know it. Since the disease is often painless in the early stages, it can be tricky. You can have gum disease, and it can advance, without any pain at all. As such, you may not be aware that you need gum disease treatment. Early treatment saves gum tissue, tooth structure and jaw bone, and can prevent dental or bacterial infections.
Treatment also helps boost confidence, as many patients report that after treatment, the bad breath or strong odour of infection or infected tissue, a symptom of gum disease, is gone! A comprehensive examination at the dental office is easy and will reveal if you would benefit from gum disease treatment. We offer complete family dental & orthodontic treatment in one convenient office. We are open early mornings, late evenings and weekends to fit your busy life. We accept payment direct from your insurance company.