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.
Signs of Gum Disease
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.
Periodontal Treatment in Lakeland, FL
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 of Lakeland at (863) 858-3891 to arrange an appointment so we can take steps to protect your oral health.