At our dental office, we work hard to ensure that your smile stays in good health. This includes providing high-quality periodontal therapy to keep your gums free from disease and infection. Periodontal disease, often called gum disease, is a condition caused by bacteria found in plaque and dental calculus (hardened plaque). These bacteria may irritate and inflame the gum tissues if plaque and calculus build up on the teeth. When this condition progresses, your gum line may recede, leading to bone loss and tooth loss. Gum disease in Laurinburg, North Carolina, may also cause:
• Loose teeth
• Gums that bleed easily
• Persistent bad breath
• Gums that appear redder than usual
• Pain when chewing and eating
• Tender, swollen gums
In order to relieve these symptoms and prevent tooth loss, our dentist provides quality gum treatment. Dr. Wendy Britt will recommend treatments tailored to your specific needs; treatment for periodontal disease may include antibiotic treatment, improved at-home dental hygiene, deep cleanings (scaling and root planing), or other treatments. For more serious cases, we may recommend gum surgery. If you suffer from the symptoms of gum disease, we urge you to call or visit our dental office today. We are committed to helping you improve your oral health.