Your gum health plays a key role in maintaining your oral health. In fact, the health of your gums also affects your overall well-being. It is because various symptoms of gum disease suggest that you may be suffering from some serious health problems like diabetes. Thus, turning a blind eye to your gum health is a big no.
Factors such as poor oral health and skipping dental cleanings often make your gums exposed to periodontal disease, and if not treated on time, it may advance to further stages. Visit us if you experience any sign or symptom of gum disease.
What are the Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?
- You may experience immense pain and soreness in your mouth.
- Periodontal disease also causes bleeding while brushing or flossing your teeth.
- It makes your gums red, swollen, and tender.
- When periodontal disease advances, it leads to gum recession.
- Other symptoms of periodontal disease include bite changes, bad breath, tooth sensitivity, and formation of pus between your teeth and gums.
How is Periodontal Disease Treated?
During the appointment, we carry out your dental examination and take an X-ray to check the extent of infection you may be suffering from. Based on the results of these examinations, we treat your condition with a suitable treatment.
Routine dental cleaning includes the removal of plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline. Frequent dental cleanings prevent the onset of gum disease in the first place. We recommend visiting our clinic twice a year for this procedure. Under dental cleaning, we perform scaling and root planing. We scrape away the build-up of calculus and make your teeth smooth. This step ensures that bacteria is removed and a clean surface is offered for the gums to reattach to your teeth.
If your gum disease has advanced, we will perform flap surgery. It involves lifting your gums and removing the accumulation of tartar and plaque from the area. We will smooth out any irregular surface of the damaged bone where disease-causing bacteria may get accumulated.
Bone Grafting Surgery
Bone grafting surgery makes the use of fragments of your bone, donated bone, or even synthetic bone to restore the damage done by the gum disease. The treatment promotes regrowth of your bone, thus making your teeth more stable.
Laser Gum Surgery
We may also perform laser gum surgery like LANAP as an alternative to traditional surgery. It is less invasive and doesn’t have any downtime. A laser also reduces tooth sensitivity.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Summit Family Dental Care, call (541) 779-2634 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 1420 E. McAndrews Rd, Medford, OR 97504.