Are your gums sensitive to temperature? Do your gums bleed when you brush and floss? You may be at risk of developing gum disease. Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a common yet highly painful and damaging dental problem. What can start as gum inflammation, or gingivitis can quickly turn into gum recession and tooth loss. At Dovedale Dental Care, we offer periodontal disease treatment to our patients in Marriottsville, MD. Periodontal therapy can restore the teeth and gums. Dr. Puneet Agarwal encourages patients to contact Dovedale Dental Care as soon as they notice changes in their gum health. Addressing gum health can ultimately prevent damaged gums and missing teeth.
Signs of Gum Disease
Common symptoms of gingivitis and periodontitis include:
- Bleeding gums
- Gum sensitivity
- Swollen and tender gums
- Shifting teeth
- Loose teeth
- Halitosis (persistent bad breath)
- Receding gum line
- Tooth loss
Please contact our dental office if you notice any of these signs of gum inflammation or gum disease. We will thoroughly examine your smile to determine the best course of treatment.
Periodontal Disease Treatment in Marriottsville, MD
At Dovedale Dental Care, we offer multiple treatment options to patients with gingivitis and periodontitis:
At routine appointments, we can provide antibacterial rinses. These rinses minimize the number of harmful bacteria in the mouth. If harmful bacteria build up between teeth and on the gums, patients often begin to experience the early stages of gum disease.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing are effective deep cleaning treatments for patients with gingivitis. Our dental hygienists can perform these treatments in conjunction with antibacterial rinses. During scaling treatment, our hygienists use special dental tools to remove plaque and calculus from the gums. Plaque is a sticky bacterial film that becomes tartar or calculus as it builds up and hardens. Root planing smooths the root surfaces, which encourages the gums to reattach to the tooth surfaces.
Our soft tissue lasers may be used to treat patients with gum disease. Dental lasers offer precise treatment using light and heat to contour or cut the gum tissue. If patients have deep gum pockets as a result of gum disease, we can graft tissue from one part of the mouth to prevent further gum recession. Using dental lasers, we can also remove infected gum tissue to stop the spread of infection.
Restore Your Gum Health
Do you need to treat your gums? Contact Dovedale Dental Care for comprehensive treatment today. Call 410-442-1173 or request a dental appointment with our dentists online.