Treatment for Gum Disease
Gingivitis is a very serious oral health condition that most people overlook or ignore until it becomes extremely severe. The fact is, gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, and it should never be ignored because proper dental treatment of it is necessary. The gums within the mouth are meant to be light pink, firm and relatively tough to touch. Gums that are tender, bleed easily when brushing or flossing or are swollen need to be examined by a dentist.
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that affects only the gum tissues surrounding the teeth. However, if gingivitis is not treated early, it will develop into more serious forms of periodontal disease. The more serious form is not as easily treated and can have lasting, negative consequences. Bear Valley Dental Care offers treatment for gum disease to help restore your oral health and protect your entire mouth from further health issues. If you have any signs of red, tender, swollen and/or bleeding gums, please contact our dental practice to schedule an immediate appointment. Gum disease most certainly needs immediate dental care, and if it is so severe that it is causing you extreme pain, it warrants and emergency dental visit. Gum disease that is left untreated can result in severe oral and general health issues including tooth loss, diabetes, pregnancy complications and heart disease.
Symptoms and Causes of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is the most serious form of gum disease, and it can cause irreversible damage to your mouth. Symptoms of gum disease are similar to gingivitis, yet much more extreme. If your gums are so inflamed, swollen or tender that they are interrupting your life, it is a problem. When your ability to eat, speak, smile or even yawn is affected, then your gum disease has reached an extreme level. Your mouth needs immediate intervention. Bear Valley Dental Care offers exceptional treatment for periodontal disease to promote oral health and to sustain your smile. Our practice understands that once the health of your gums has declined to this extreme, it can be extremely painful. Your comfort is a huge priority for our dental practice, and we offer treatment and periodontal therapy with the greatest compassion and gentleness.
Causes of periodontal disease are actually quite common. If you do not floss daily, skip brushing your teeth regularly, indulge in a diet that is high in sugar/alcohol consumption or use tobacco, you are at risk for periodontal disease. Bear Valley Dental Care is dedicated to providing excellent care to our patients with minor or major oral health concerns. Contact our practice today to schedule your appointment. The sooner you start treatment, the greater chance you have of saving your smile.