At our dental office, we work hard to ensure that your smile stays in good health, especially if you have been diagnosed with gum disease. That is why we perform deep cleanings 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 gumline 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 and team offer deep cleanings to fight against gum disease. This involves removing bacteria found in plaque from the surface of your teeth to ensure this disease is under control. Dr. Wendy Britt may also recommend treatments tailored to your specific needs. Treatment for periodontal disease may include antibiotic treatment, improved at-home dental hygiene 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 our dental office today at 910-276-4550. We are committed to helping you improve your oral health.