Gum disease in its early stages may seem like a small problem but, if left untreated, it can quickly become a serious condition. For gum disease treatment in Quakertown, call our office today.
At Dream-Dentistry & Sleep Care, we understand that gum disease is a common problem for many of our patients. That is why we offer comprehensive gum disease treatment. Depending on your needs, we can recommend a variety of procedures and treatments to help restore your oral health.
Gum disease is a common condition experienced by nearly half of all American adults at some point in their lives. It is a progressive disease that occurs in two stages: the early stage, gingivitis and the advanced stage, periodontitis. The symptoms of gingivitis seem minor and often relatively painless. This is why many patients are unaware they have gum disease until the symptoms become more severe. Common symptoms of gingivitis include infections in the gums which swelling, redness, or bleeding when brushing or flossing.
If diagnosed and treated in the early stage, gum disease is easily reversible with good oral hygiene and treatments such as professional cleaning and antibacterial mouth rinses. Once gum disease advances into periodontitis, it requires special care to reverse the effects and clear the infection. Symptoms of periodontitis include receding gums, infections in the jawbone and the tissues that support your teeth. This can cause your teeth to loosen and eventually fall out if not treated.
Gum disease is caused by the buildup of bacterial plaque and tartar on your teeth. Toxins from the bacteria attack your gums, tooth roots and jawbones. The buildup of plaque and tartar is typically caused by poor oral hygiene and missed regular cleanings. Other health and lifestyle factors can contribute to your risk of developing gum disease. This can include family history, diabetes, smoking and tobacco use, certain medications, or hormonal changes due to puberty, pregnancy or menopause.
If detected early, we can treat your gum disease with a professional cleaning and antibacterial mouth rinses and toothpaste. Once gum disease advances to periodontitis, you will need specialized treatment to combat the infections and restore your oral health. We offer a variety of comprehensive gum disease treatments. Schedule an appointment with our dentists to discuss your treatment options. Depending on your needs, we can recommend:
For comprehensive gum disease treatment in Quakertown, call our office at (215) 352-4195 today. We offer convenient scheduling and financing options to make our care as accessible as possible.