Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can have a devastating impact on your oral health. It is caused by bacterial infection in plaque that accumulates on the teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can progress from gingivitis (early stage) to periodontitis (advanced stage), which involves gum recession, bone loss, and even tooth loss. At iSmile Dentistry, we offer effective treatment for gum disease to restore your smile to good health. Our skilled team provides professional cleanings and personalized treatment plans to control and reverse gingivitis, while more advanced cases of periodontitis may require additional, specialized care. We are committed to helping you achieve a healthy and vibrant smile.
Preventing Periodontal Disease
Prevention is key when it comes to periodontal disease. Taking proactive steps to maintain good oral hygiene and visiting our dentists regularly for checkups and periodontal exams can help prevent the onset and progression of gum disease. At iSmile Dentistry, we emphasize the importance of preventive care and offer valuable guidance on maintaining optimal oral health. Our team will provide you with a comprehensive oral hygiene routine, including proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as recommendations for a balanced diet that supports healthy gums and teeth. To learn more about preventing periodontal disease and dental hygiene tips specific to Utah and Arizona, contact iSmile Dentistry today and schedule an appointment with our caring dental professionals.
Symptoms & Risk Factors
Recognizing the symptoms and understanding the risk factors associated with periodontal disease is crucial for early detection and timely intervention. The initial stages of gum disease often go unnoticed as they are painless. However, visiting a dentist or periodontist regularly for checkups and practicing good oral hygiene are essential to prevent the disease from progressing. Several factors increase the risk of developing gum disease, including smoking or chewing tobacco, certain medications, ill-fitting dental appliances, crooked or crowded teeth, pregnancy, and various medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. It’s important to be aware of the symptoms, which include easy bleeding of the gums, redness and swelling, receding gums, persistent bad breath, loose teeth, and changes in bite or denture fit. At iSmile Dentistry, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about periodontal disease symptoms, risk factors, and to schedule a consultation with our dentists. We are here to assess your risk factors, provide personalized recommendations, and improve your oral health.
Gum Disease Treatment
Effective treatment options are available for gum disease, tailored to the severity and specific needs of each patient. At iSmile Dentistry, our experienced dentists will carefully evaluate your condition and recommend the most suitable treatment plan. Non-surgical treatments like scaling and root planing, combined with at-home periodontal trays, can effectively combat early-stage gum disease. In more advanced cases, periodontal surgery or laser gum surgery may be necessary to restore and maintain oral health. Our team is skilled in these procedures and committed to helping you achieve optimal results. If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease such as swollen or bleeding gums, loose teeth, or persistent bad breath, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at iSmile Dentistry for a thorough examination and personalized treatment. We are dedicated to halting the progression of gum disease and restoring your oral health.