Gum disease can be incredibly difficult to eliminate, especially if allowed to progress to a more severe stage. At Landry Family and Orthodontic Dentistry, we examine your mouth for signs of gum disease at each routine appointment so that we can diagnose and begin treatment of this condition as early as possible, increasing your chances of returning to full oral health.
Gum disease is a degenerative dental condition caused by harmful bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria inflame and infect your gum tissues, eventually leading to gum recession, tooth loss and bone loss if the condition is not promptly treated. Common signs of periodontal disease include:
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
- Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
- Changes in your bite
- Teeth that look longer than normal
- Pus between the teeth
Dr. Cynthia Landry will examine your entire mouth to determine the extend of your gum disease before recommending one or more treatments to help combat the harmful bacteria in your mouth. There are a variety of treatments available for gum disease, and we will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you receive the treatment that will be most effective for you. Your treatment may range from deep dental cleanings (scaling and root planing) to antibiotic therapy or gum surgery.
We invite you to contact our office at 870-493-3676 to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist and find out more about gum disease treatment in Lepanto, Arkansas. Our team is committed to helping you regain a healthy smile.