The gums and soft tissues inside of your mouth are just as important to your overall oral health as your teeth are. At Dr. Samuel Evans Jr.’s dental office, we strive to take care of your gums and make sure they are in good condition. One of the most common conditions that affect the gums is gum disease, more formally known as periodontal disease. Gum disease starts off as gingivitis, a mild inflammation of the gums. As gum disease progresses, it infects your gums and soft tissues, slowly destroying their strength and health. You may have gum disease if you are experiencing:
- Bleeding gums, especially when brushing and flossing your teeth
- Swollen, unusually red gums
- Loose teeth
- Teeth that appear unusually long as the gums recede
If left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss and bone loss. We provide multiple gum treatments in Fairmont, North Carolina to reverse and treat gum disease. The most common gum disease treatments are scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing are deep cleaning methods that are designed to smooth the rough spots on your teeth to prevent bacteria from getting trapped while also removing all infected gum tissue. Medication and increased oral hygiene habits are also common. Dr. Samuel Evans Jr., our friendly dentist, will be able to determine which gum disease treatments will work best for you.
We encourage you to contact our dental office today if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of gum disease. We want to ensure your smile stays healthy for a lifetime.