Gum Disease Treatments

Frequently Asked Questions

Gum disease is most often caused by poor oral hygiene. Bacteria that get under your gums feed on plaque, which is cleared away by brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings.

Gingivitis is one of the earliest stages of periodontal disease. If you have gingivitis, you can easily reverse your oral health condition by improving your oral hygiene practices. Periodontitis is more serious and requires professional dental treatment.

Left untreated, gum disease can progress to cause significant health issues. If your gum disease gets into your bloodstream, it can factor into strokes and heart disease. Abscessed teeth are also a very dangerous and painful condition.

When paired with regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings, any antimicrobial mouthwash is likely to be effective at preventing gum disease. At your appointment, your dentist may be able to recommend a specific type of mouthwash for you.

Periodontal Treatment Can Help You

Our experienced team can help you recover from gum disease and help your oral health to recover. Treatment can save you from health conditions and more expensive or invasive procedures if your disease progresses further.

To learn more, you can reach our office by calling (731) 261-6060. We’re also readily available through our convenient online contact form and we’ll get back to you quickly.