While a lot of emphasis can be put on teeth and their appearance, gums are a vital component in oral health. While gum disease can be treated when diagnosed early often the signs of this issue can go unnoticed, but untreated gum disease can lead to serious issues such as tooth loss and an added risk to heart attacks and stroke. At Marietta Dental Professionals our expert team will continuously monitor your gum health through routine check-ups, and we are fully experienced in dealing with gum disease when it arises. Rest assured, when you book an appointment with us, you will be in safe hands at our Marietta, GA clinic.
Gum disease can be a potentially serious condition if left untreated, but signs of gum disease are not always obvious, as you may not feel pain. Gum disease is usually a result of plaque buildup below the gumline causing irritated and swollen gums at first but could potentially lead to tooth loss.
Some signs of gum disease to watch out for are:
- Persistent bad breath
- Red, swollen or bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Loose or sensitive teeth
If you have any of these symptoms or you’re concerned about gum disease, book an appointment with our Marietta, GA clinic so we can decide the best treatment for you.
Having persistent bad breath is never pleasant and can make you self-conscious, and while mints and chewing gum can help, it is only covering up a more serious problem. Halitosis can often point to an underlying oral health issue that needs to be addressed such as gum disease, an abscess or a build up of bacteria around the teeth. Our professional dental team can help you treat the underlying problem, so not only will you have fresh breath, you will take control of any underlying problem threatening your health.
At Marietta Dental Professionals we are prepared to stop even the most advanced stage of gum disease in its tracks. Our first line of treatment would be scaling and root planing, otherwise known as “deep cleaning.” We use specialized ultrasonic tools to clean out stubborn plaque and bacteria from deep within the gumline and finish by smoothing out the tooth roots to encourage the gums to reattach. In some cases, antibiotics or surgery is needed to treat the infection. If you are suffering from gum disease, we encourage you to come see us at our Marietta, GA clinic right away. Our dental team can decide on a dental plan that’s right for you and get you back on the road to recovery.