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Gum Disease Treatment

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Gum Disease Treatment at Kew Gardens Smiles Dental

Gum disease, scientifically known as periodontal disease, is a pervasive oral health issue that begins as gum inflammation and, if left untreated, can progress to serious damage to the soft tissue and bone supporting the teeth. Early stages, known as gingivitis, are typically characterized by redness, swelling, and bleeding gums, especially during brushing or flossing. However, as the disease advances to periodontitis, it can lead to receding gums, persistent bad breath, and eventually tooth loss. Timely and effective treatment is essential not only to halt the disease’s progression but also to reverse early symptoms. Various treatments range from non-surgical therapies that control bacterial growth to surgical options for restoring supportive tissues.

At Kew Gardens Smiles Dental, gum disease treatment is approached with precision, expertise, and a thorough understanding of individual patient needs. The skilled professionals at the clinic employ a combination of modern technology and tried-and-true methods to ensure effective treatment. Depending on the severity and progression of the disease, treatments might include scaling and root planing, antibiotic medications, or more advanced surgical interventions. The team’s proactive approach focuses on patient education, preventive measures, and regular check-ups to monitor and maintain optimal gum health. With their comprehensive care approach, Kew Gardens Smile Dental is dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain healthy smiles for a lifetime.

What are the symptoms of gum disease? 

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition that affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. It is often sneaky, starting subtly but can lead to severe complications if not addressed. Key symptoms include:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums: This is often one of the first signs that something isn’t right with your gum health.
  • Bleeding gums: Especially during brushing or flossing, this can indicate inflammation and early-stage gum disease.
  • Persistent bad breath: Chronic bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth might be a sign.
  • Receding gums: Gums pulling away from the teeth can create pockets and expose more of the tooth’s root.
  • Loose or shifting teeth: As gum disease progresses, the supporting bone structure can be damaged, leading to tooth mobility.
  • Pus between teeth and gums: Indicative of an infection.
  • Pain when chewing: Can indicate more advanced gum disease or abscesses.
  • Changes in bite: As teeth shift or become loose, the way they come together can change.
  • Changes in the fit of partial dentures: As the gum and bone structure changes, any dental appliances may fit differently.

If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s essential to seek professional dental advice immediately. Kew Gardens Smiles Dental is adept at identifying, diagnosing, and treating various stages of gum disease. Their expert team offers comprehensive evaluations and personalized treatment plans, ensuring patients receive the best care possible to restore and maintain optimal gum health.