Gum disease is a very common occurrence with more than 5 million cases reported each year in the world. Also known as periodontal disease, the gum tissue becomes inflamed and can lead to pain, infection, tooth loss, and more. In our clinic our peridontist diagnoses and treats periodontal disease for patients health and esthetic expectations.
Commonly, patients will notice bleeding gums when brushing and flossing, red and swollen gums, gums that are pulling away from the teeth, sores in the mouth, persistent bad breath, and more. There are a number of options that can be implemented to treat gum disease. Some of the most common treatments include antibiotics, scaling and root planing, gum tissue grafting, gum surgery, laser treatment, and tooth extraction. Periodontist will assess your gums and determine the best course of treatment.
Gum disease can be painless, so it is important to be aware of any of the following symptoms:
Swollen, red, tender or bleeding gums
Gums that recede or move away from the tooth
Persistent bad breath or bad taste in mouth
Visible pus surrounding the teeth and gums