Gum Disease Treatment
Statistically, in the US there is a high percentage of people who have gum disease, also called periodontal disease. Often, it is not detectable in its earlier stages and can happen to people who are diligent about proper dental care like brushing and flossing.
What Are Some Periodontal Disease Symptoms?
- Periodontal disease often manifests itself if you find your gums and/or other areas of your mouth are tender, swollen, or appear red.
- When you brush or floss your teeth you bleed, and not necessarily profuse bleeding. Even if there is a small amount of blood, this could indicate periodontal disease.
- If your teeth look like they are longer compared to your gums, your gums may be receding and this is an indicator that you have gum disease.
- Periodontal disease reveals itself if a tooth or teeth are loose or becoming more spaced in your gums.
- One of the indicators of gum disease if you find sores, even if they aren’t particularly painful, in your mouth.
- If you find you have bad breath a lot of time, you could have periodontal disease.
- If it seems like your teeth aren’t fitting together when you bite or if your partial dentures have any change in them, it could be your have gum disease.
Gum Disease Treatment Options In Austin
Dr. Scaff’s gum disease treatment implements several components. First, we do our best to share information with you to prevent gum disease. We also strive to give you the most conservative gum disease treatment procedures at our practice near Round Rock.
While we are giving you a regular check up, we will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, in between your teeth and below your gums. This regular cleaning can often reveal gum disease and we will recommend gum disease treatment. Regular dental hygiene such as flossing and brushing can help prevent periodontal disease from developing and help preserve your dental health.
If we find even minor periodontal disease, we are here to help. Gum disease treatment used to call for much less conservative procedures like surgery. While surgery is still available if required, we are pleased to offer much less invasive gum disease treatment procedures such as deep dental cleanings, local antibiotics, and special mouth rinses.
If you are in the Austin, Round Rock, or Cedar Park area, call today and we can partner with you to make sure your smile is healthy!