Healthy gums are essential to maintaining strong teeth and a beautiful smile. Gum health also affects your whole body wellness. That’s why Dr. Ron Thompson recommends complete dental checkups every six months, and gum disease treatment whenever necessary.
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, affects millions of Americans. Even patients who have not been diagnosed with gum disease may suffer from bad breath, pain, and bleeding. Eventually, gum disease leads to tooth loss, and is also linked to diabetes and heart disease.
Indications of Gum Disease
- Red and swollen gums
- Painful gums or discomfort while chewing
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Heightened tooth sensitivity
- Chronic bad breath (halitosis)
If you have one or more of these symptoms, it is crucial to visit your general dentist for a gum exam as soon as possible. The earlier Dr. Thompson can diagnose gum disease, the more conservative and comfortable your treatment will be.
Reverse Gum Disease Today
Dr. Thompson will begin with a physical exam of the gums, looking for the warning signs of periodontal disease. If you need gum disease treatment, will provide a cleaning process called root planing and scaling.
We carefully scour the gingival pockets between the gums, where bacteria tends to grow. We may also suggest antibiotics and a new oral hygiene routine to improve your oral health.
When caught early, gum disease is an easy fix. We make sure treatment is comfortable at East Valley Dental Care and Scottsdale Dental Care. For more advanced cases, gum grafting or other procedures may be the best way to reverse periodontitis.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
We can help your gums heal with customized gum disease therapy. If you are experiencing gum or tooth sensitivity, or it has been a while since your last exam, contact our office today. We will set up a periodontal exam with Dr. Ron Thompson to help you learn more about the health of your gums.