For optimal oral health, it’s essential to care not only for your teeth but also for the gums and surrounding bone. Monarch Dentistry offers a range of treatments for periodontal disease.
Unfortunately, many of us tend to take our gums for granted. Gum tissue holds our teeth in place and also forms a protective barrier against oral bacteria.
In the absence of adequate gum care, food debris and bacteria can penetrate the soft tissue and cause the onset of gum disease. Our highly trained dentists near you offer advanced conservative and surgical periodontal therapy near you.
Healthy gums appear firm and pink to touch, while unhealthy gums may appear red, swollen, tender, and sore.
Red and Swollen Gums – Oral bacteria attack the base of the teeth near the gum line and cause inflammation and irritation of gum tissue.
Bleeding Gums – If you notice regular bleeding from the gums, it could be due to advancing gum disease. The continued bleeding may also cause a metallic taste in the mouth.
Bad Breath – When bacteria act on trapped food particles, they produce foul-smelling gases and toxins that result in bad breath. Halitosis, or bad breath, is often an indication of gum disease.
Loose Teeth – Loose teeth occurs when bacteria attack the surrounding bone and
may indicate advanced gum disease or periodontitis.
Once we evaluate your oral cavity, our skilled dentists will determine the most suitable treatment for your needs:
Scaling and Root Planing – We will perform a deep cleaning of teeth and gums to eliminate tartar and calculus from below the gum line and between the teeth.
Antibiotics – Our skilled dentists may place antibiotic sachets in the gum pockets or prescribe oral medication to clear up the bacterial infection.
Gum Surgery – In advanced cases, we may need to perform gum surgery to eliminate the infection.
Untreated periodontal disease can increase the risks of stroke, cardiovascular disease and cause pregnancy complications. To learn more, please book a consultation at Monarch Dentistry for a consultation today.