Gum disease typically occurs due to poor oral hygiene practices. Even if you stick to a regular brushing and flossing routine, you may still develop gum disease if you are not using the correct cleaning techniques. The good news is that gum disease is quite easy to reverse in most cases. One of the best ways to ensure that you do not fall victim to serious problems with gum disease is by sticking to regular general dentistry treatments.
Symptoms of gum disease are not always detectable in the early stages. By attending your regular dental checkups, we can detect and treat gum disease early. Treating the condition early will prevent more serious issues from developing, which could affect the teeth and supporting bones as well as the gums. We can treat your gum disease and provide education on better oral hygiene practices to help you avoid the same issues in the future.
Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease
Besides poor oral hygiene, there are other contributing factors to gum disease such as smoking, drinking, poor dietary habits and certain health issues. As part of your treatment, Dr. Midgette will seek to establish the root cause of your gum disease. Eliminating the source will go a long way towards preventing a reoccurrence of the condition.
When symptoms of gum disease do develop, they can present in a number of ways. Sore, swollen or bleeding gums are some of the more common symptoms. However, you may experience dry, stinging gums, or the gums beginning to recede over the teeth.
If you suspect that you may have gum disease, do not delay in contacting the offices of Gardner & Midgette. We will bring you in for a checkup and assess your gums before providing treatment and recommendations for improved oral care. With our help you can reverse the effects of gum disease and restore your gums to a healthy state.