How can we help you?
Our goal at Quality Dental Care is to provide individualized care that helps you achieve your goal for a healthier, more attractive smile. One of the ways we do this is by spending time talking to you, listening to your concerns, and answering your questions. This process helps us understand what’s important to you and how we can best help you.
So we are always more than happy to provide the answers you need, and the only silly question is one that goes unasked. Here are a few of the questions we hear most frequently from our patients, but you may have others that you don’t see here. If so, please call our Lakeland dental office at (863) 858-3891 so we can arrange a consultation to address your concerns and find the best way to help you achieve your oral health goals.
Gum disease is a widespread problem that affects nearly half of US adults over the age of 30. One reason why it is so prevalent is that it often exists without showing any symptoms, so you may have a gum infection and not even realize it. We emphasize the necessity of preventive exams and cleanings because the earlier we find gum disease, the better the outcome we can provide.
Common signs of gum disease include:
- Bleeding gums when you brush and floss
- Inflamed, swollen, or tender gums
- Gums that separate from your teeth
- Teeth that feel loose
- Bad breath that won’t go away
- A change in your dental bite
If we find that you have gum disease during one of your exams, we will schedule a thorough cleaning to clear away the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth. We will also provide tips for stepping up your oral hygiene to support better gum health.
Gum disease that advances will require a deep cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing followed up by more frequent cleanings to get it under control. If you need a more advanced procedure to get gum disease under control, you will be happy to know that we offer the services of our on-site periodontist who can provide the gum disease treatment you need right here at our Lakeland, FL dental office.
If you’ve noticed a change in your gums recently, please call Quality Dental Care at (863) 858-3891 to arrange an appointment so we can take steps to protect your oral health.