If you’ve never taken your gum health seriously, now is the time to start. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and it has been linked to several serious medical conditions, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and premature births. At Vital Smiles, we deliver excellence in gum disease treatment so that our patients don’t have to encounter such detrimental consequences. Our qualified Mobile dentists carry years of experience in preventing and treating all stage of gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis.
Your gums represent the supporting framework for your teeth. When these soft tissues become inflamed and infected from bacteria, your oral health is compromised. If not treated properly, gum disease can worsen and cause the gums to recede or pull away from the tooth root. This forms deep pockets of bacteria that can destroy surrounding bone if not addressed. At our Mobile office, we use a deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) as our first line of defense against mild to moderate gum disease. This can successfully eradicate the bacteria that has accumulated below the gum line and encourage the connective tissues to reattach to the tooth root.
Symptoms & Causes of Gum Disease
In many cases, gum disease develops due to poor oral hygiene habits. Patients can also be at greater risk if they use tobacco products or have a family history of gum disease. Detecting and treating its symptoms early can greatly impact your outcome. At Vital Smiles, we are committed to educating our patients about the common warning signs of gum disease. Although we monitor your gum health during your routine dental exams, it is crucial that you understand what to look for at home. If you are experiencing the following symptoms of gum disease, please give our Mobile dental team a call:
- Gums that are red, tender or swollen
- Gums that bleed easily
- Receding gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Sensitive teeth
- Loose teeth
- Pus between gums and teeth
- Change in your bite or denture fit
Don’t let gum disease steal your smile or threaten your overall health. Contact us today to schedule your gum disease treatment before it is too late. We work hard to give patients the top quality dental services they need, in the comfortable environment they deserve. To make dental care more accessible to our Mobile families, we offer same day dentistry and we accept a variety of payment methods.