Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Prevention & Early Diagnosis are Key
Periodontitis, also generally called gum or periodontal disease, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end, if not properly treated, with tooth loss.
Periodontal (gum) disease is the primary cause of adult tooth loss. You can reduce or eliminate the risk to your teeth and gums with an early diagnosis and treatment plan.
Treatment for Gum Disease
Scaling and root planing are necessary to treat gum disease. Your treatment focuses on the disease causing infection beneath your gum line.
Contact our Exton dental office to discuss your periodontitis symptoms. Schedule a dental examination for a thorough periodontal evaluation.
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It’s essential that you seek treatment as early as possible when you notice the common symptoms. Your tooth loss and health risks increase the longer you postpone diagnosis and treatment.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
- Gums that bleed during and after tooth brushing
- Red, swollen gums. (Healthy gums should be pink and firm.)
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
- Receding gums
- Formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Changes in the way teeth fit together upon biting down, or in the fit of partial dentures