Did you know that at least half of Americans over 30 years of age have a form of gum disease? Periodontics are the branch of dentistry concerned with diagnosing and treating gum issues. Our goal is to keep your gums and your teeth healthy.

Should I Be Concerned about Gum Disease?

Several factors may affect and increase your risk for gum disease including family history, pregnancy, or heart disease. The symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Puffy, swollen, or tender gums, often accompanied by redness.
  • Bleeding when you brush or floss.
  • A receding gum line.
  • Gums that pull away from your teeth, exposing the roots.
  • Persistent bad bread.
  • A bad taste in your mouth that won’t go away.
  • Pus or infection in between your teeth and gums.
  • Noticeable changes in your bite.

If you have one or more of these symptoms, visit our experienced team at Walton Blvd. Dental to start treatment right away. 

Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease comes in stages, and the earlier we can catch the disease, the easier the treatment. The stages include:

  • Gingivitis: This is the earliest stage of gum disease and the easiest to treat. During this stage, your gums become inflamed from plaque buildup. A thorough cleaning and plaque removal can often reverse this process, followed by good dental hygiene habits at home.
  • Periodontitis: Gums may start forming pockets below your gum line, damaging your bone structure and tissues. Visiting the Dentist is necessary to prevent this disease from becoming any worse.
  • Advanced Periodontitis: Tooth roots and gum tissues break down during this advanced stage. We want to help you avoid this stage of gum disease so you can keep on smiling!

How Can I Avoid Gum Disease?

We are ready to help your mouth stay healthy and clean with routine dental cleanings. Removing plaque prevents bacteria from causing more problems with your teeth and most often reverses gingivitis in its tracks. Our Dentist and dental hygienist can check your teeth and gums every time you have an exam.

For a Healthy, Beautiful Smile, Call Walton Blvd. Dental to Schedule an Appointment

For a healthy and beautiful smile, call our office today to schedule an appointment. We’ll take a thorough look at your teeth to make sure they are as healthy as possible. We are excited to meet you and show you how we can help!