Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth? Have you come across redness, swelling, or pain as you go about your dental hygiene routine? If so, you may be showing signs of gum disease, also called gingivitis or periodontitis.
At our dental office in Hermitage, TN, we utilize a specialized technique to make sure your gum disease treatment is quick and painless. Our technique involves laser therapy, and has been shown to reduce some of the more unpleasant side effects associated with periodontal treatment.
Although preventative dental care can help ward off the symptoms of gum disease, and are an important part of managing gum diseases, simple dental hygiene practices are not enough to treat all of the symptoms and effects of gum disease.
If you have been suffering from the painful symptoms of gum disease, but have put off seeking help as a result of dental anxiety or other special healthcare needs, George Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can help! Our team uses different sedation dentistry services at our office to ease fear and discomfort.
Call us today to determine which option best fits your needs!
Gum disease is a broad term used to describe inflammation of the gum line or gum tissue, which is usually caused by poor oral health practices, including inadequate brushing and flossing. Declining general health can also contribute to gum disease development.
It may surprise you to learn that a significant portion of the general public actually suffers from one of the stages of gum disease without realizing. Common infections such as periodontitis and gingivitis can lead to additional issues, such as loose teeth, migrating teeth, and (in the later stages) tooth and bone loss. Severe gum disease can even lead to heart disease, strokes, digestive trouble, and diabetes.
When you visit our Hermitage dental office, our team always conducts thorough examinations of your gums and teeth to make sure you are in peak health. If any of our dentists or hygienists spot an issue, they will put together a personalized treatment plan that will treat your gum disease safely and effectively.
Although gum disease symptoms vary from patient to patient, there are some tell-tale signs you should know. Common gum disease symptoms include:
There can be additional symptoms of gum disease not listed here. To make sure your gums are healthy, our dental team recommends seeing our dentist regularly for appointments–typically at least twice per year.
To make sure our patients are receiving the best possible care, we use advanced laser dentistry techniques to make accurate diagnoses. With our advanced tools, we can examine patients for specific germs and the toxins they release, which can be the source of gum disease.
Traditional scaling and root planing is an important part of treating gum disease, but at George Family & Cosmetic Dentistry , we select tools that are designed with comfort in mind. Our laser treatment is minimally invasive and painless, making it a powerful treatment for periodontal disease.
If left untreated, gum disease can have a negative impact on your overall health and wellness. We use the latest tools for comfortable treatment and successful outcomes, to provide peace of mind for all incoming gum disease patients.
Call us today to schedule your consultation!