Periodontics

12Gum disease is unfortunately common. We want all of our patients to be free of periodontal disease so that they can enjoy healthy gums, fresh breath, and a beautiful smile.

Periodontal disease ranges from mild and manageable symptoms to more extensive problems. Periodontal disease begins with swollen gums and leads to tooth loss and a crooked smile.

Some of the indicators of gum disease include:

  • Red and swollen gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth

The symptoms of gum disease can affect your health and confidence. You can eliminate your symptoms and protect your future smile by seeking treatment for your periodontal disease.

What causes periodontal disease? Proper at-home care can help reduce the bacteria in the mouth, but sometimes the bacteria can harden into tartar. The toxins in this bacteria invoke an inflammatory reaction in the gums, causing periodontal disease.

new-guyAt Prospect Dental Care, we treat even the earliest signs of periodontal disease. We will ensure that your teeth and gums function at their highest level for as long as possible.

Dr. Cummins can treat gum disease with deep cleaning and medications. In a deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, a member of the dental team can remove the tartar from above and below the gum line. They can remove the stubborn bacteria that is harming your oral health.

If your gum disease requires more advanced treatment, you can discuss your options with Dr. Cummins. She may recommend medication or surgery to relieve your gums.

Come see your dentist frequently to prevent or treat gum disease symptoms. Keep benefitting from perfect teeth and gums by allowing your dental professional to remove the tough plaque from your mouth at least twice each year. Call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cummins.