Are you suffering from gum disease? We can help The caring and professional dental team at Weekend Dentistry offer gum disease treatment to help our patients restore their oral health. Schedule an appointment to learn more.
Gum disease may seem like a minor problem, but it can impact your smile for years to come. Our board-certified specialists offer a full range of comprehensive gum disease treatments to help restore your oral health. Schedule an appointment for the care you need. We are open seven days a week to accommodate your busy schedule!
Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a common condition for many adults, affecting Americans over the age of 30 at some point in their lives. It is a progressive disease that occurs in two stages: the early stage, gingivitis and advanced stage, periodontitis. The symptoms of gingivitis are minor and often painless, making it difficult for patients to even know they have the condition. Signs of gingivitis include:
If diagnosed in the early stage, gum disease is treatable. Gingivitis treatments include improved oral hygiene, dental cleanings, and medicated mouth rinses or toothpastes as prescribed by our dentist. Once gum disease advances into periodontitis, it requires more extensive treatment to restore optimal oral health. Symptoms of advanced periodontitis include:
Without treatment, the infections in your jawbones and surrounding tissues can cause you to lose bone mass. Over time, your teeth may become so loose that they require extraction. If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of gum disease, see your dentist right away.
In most cases, gum disease is caused by the buildup of bacterial plaque and tartar on your teeth. The buildup of plaque and tartar is a result of poor oral hygiene and at-home care. Other health and lifestyle factors can contribute to the development of gum disease. These factors can include family history, diabetes, smoking and tobacco use, certain medications, or hormonal changes due to puberty, pregnancy or menopause.
If you believe you may be at an increased risk for gum disease, call us to schedule a consultation. Our team will work with you to help you maintain your oral health and overall well-being.
If you’re suffering from gum disease, schedule an appointment with Weekend Dentistry today. Our doctors are certified in periodontal treatment and can offer a variety of comprehensive gum disease treatments. Depending on your needs, she can recommend:
Call our team (210) 497-0256 today! We offer a variety of gum disease treatments to get your oral health back on track. Our office is open seven days a week, from 9 am to 9 pm, to help you get the care you need when you need it!