Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Stop gum disease in its tracks

Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the soft tissues of your gums. Left untreated it can exacerbate tooth decay and cause tooth loss. Knowing the signs and symptoms of gum disease is critical to stopping it.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

  • Bad breath or bad taste that won’t go away
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Gums that have pulled away from your teeth
  • Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Any change in the fit of partial dentures

What is the treatment for periodontal disease?

The best way to prevent periodontal disease is by maintaining a regular brushing and flossing schedule and visiting Access Dental every six months. Our deep cleaning will help remove damage to your teeth and gums. In advanced stages of periodontal diseases, a root canal or oral surgery may be required to remove the infection. If you’re worried about gum disease, schedule an appointment today and let us examine your gums.

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