Gum Disease

Save Your Smile: Expert Gum Disease Treatment at Eagle Family Smiles

Gum disease can creep up on you, with symptoms like tender and bleeding gums, that may seem minor at first. However, when left unchecked, this infection can lead to more significant problems like tooth loss, bone loss, and even systemic health conditions like cardiovascular disease, stroke, or diabetes complications. It is important to address gum disease early on and choose to go for reliable gum disease treatments to keep it under control and maintain your oral health for years to come.

Recognizing the Warning Signs

Don’t ignore the early warning signs of gum disease, including inflamed or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, loose or shifting teeth, toothaches, and receding gums. If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s crucial to seek immediate treatment from a skilled and caring dentist, like Dr. Makani at Eagle Family Smiles, our dental office in Chester Springs.


Targeted Treatment for Gum Disease

The good news is that gum disease is preventable and can be cured in its early stages. We offer multiple treatments for gum disease, depending on the severity of your case and the stage of gum disease you’re in. Our team will perform a comprehensive oral examination and create a personalized treatment plan to address your unique needs. We may even offer calming sedation dentistry to ensure your comfort throughout your visit.

Key Gum Disease Treatments

Our gum disease treatments include scaling and root planing, which is a non-surgical procedure that removes bacterial plaque from above and below the gumline, and osseous surgery, which is a more aggressive treatment for advanced gum disease that involves repairing the damaged bone to restore support to the teeth. We also offer periodontal maintenance, which is essential to ensure the disease does not return, and involves a thorough maintenance of the teeth  and gums every 3-4 months.

Choose Eagle Family Smiles for Your Gum Disease Treatment

We partner with multiple insurance companies to ensure your treatment process is easy and painless. Don’t wait until your gum disease progresses further; contact us at the first sign of symptoms and let us help you achieve a smile free from bacteria and infection, promoting an overall healthy lifestyle.

What are the causes of bleeding gums?

Bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. Bleeding gums can be caused by several factors, including:

  • Gingivitis: This is a common cause of bleeding gums and is the early stage of gum disease. It occurs due to the accumulation of plaque and bacteria on the teeth, which irritate and inflame the gums.
  • Poor oral hygiene: Not brushing and flossing regularly can cause a buildup of plaque on the teeth, leading to gum inflammation and bleeding.
  • Vitamin deficiencies: A lack of vitamin C, vitamin K, or folic acid can weaken the blood vessels in the gums and lead to bleeding.
  • Hormonal changes: Pregnancy, menopause, and puberty can cause hormonal changes that make the gums more sensitive and prone to bleeding.
  • Medications: Certain medications, such as blood thinners, can increase the risk of bleeding gums.
  • Brushing too hard: Brushing too vigorously or with a hard-bristled toothbrush can damage the gums and cause bleeding.
  • Gum injury: Trauma to the gums, such as from a toothbrush, dental floss, or a dental procedure, can cause bleeding.

It’s important to address bleeding gums promptly and see a dentist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

How can gum disease be prevented?

Regular brushing and flossing of teeth, along with routine visits to a family dental care provider like Eagle Family Smiles, can help prevent gum disease. Additionally, avoiding tobacco use and maintaining a healthy diet can help reduce your risk. If your diet lacks essential vitamins and nutrients, it can make your gums more prone to infection and bleeding. Eating a well-balanced diet will support your gum health and overall health as well.

What happens if gum disease is left untreated?

If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and even systemic health conditions like cardiovascular disease, stroke, or diabetes complications. That’s why it’s important to seek gum disease treatment as soon as possible.

What gum disease treatments are available at Eagle Family Smiles?

Eagle Family Smiles offers a range of gum disease treatments, including scaling and root planing, osseous surgery, and periodontal maintenance. Dr. Makani will assess your individual needs and recommend the best treatment plan for you.

Is gum disease treatment painful?

Gum disease treatment can be uncomfortable, but it is usually not painful. Dr. Makani or his dental hygienist will numb your gums before they begin the treatment, so you should not feel any pain during the procedure. You may experience some soreness and bleeding for a few days after the treatment, but this is normal. Our team of expert dental professionals will give you instructions on how to care for your gums after the treatment to help minimize discomfort. We prioritize patient comfort and offer calming sedation dentistry to ensure a pain-free experience during gum disease treatment.

How do I know if I have gum disease?

Common signs of gum disease include inflamed or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, loose or shifting teeth, and receding gums. It’s important to schedule an appointment with a dental office in Chester Springs like Eagle Family Smiles at the first sign of symptoms for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

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