If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, our dentists will examine your mouth and recommend a course of treatment to help fight the disease so that you can improve your oral health. There are a number of treatments available, and we will work with you to find the treatment that will be most effective in meeting your needs. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kristen Langworthy and learn more about gum disease treatment in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, call Langworthy Family Dentistry today at 919-762-3239.
Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a degenerative dental condition. It is caused when bacteria in your mouth infect and inflame the gum tissues and gradually worsens if left untreated. If allowed to progress, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, bone loss and gum recession. The disease has also been linked to a number of serious medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, osteoporosis and pregnancy complications.
The type of treatment our dentists will provide is based on your individual needs. After examining your mouth to determine the severity of the disease, our dentists will develop a customized treatment plan. This plan may include additional dental cleanings (such as scaling and root planing) and improved oral hygiene at home, antibiotic treatment or gum surgery.
Some common signs of periodontal disease include:
• Red, swollen and tender gums
• Gums which bleed easily
• Loose teeth
• Painful chewing
• Persistent bad breath
• Receding gums
For more information about gum disease treatment and to schedule a consultation with one of our caring dentists, call our office today.