Gum Disease Treatment
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At South River Dentistry in Midlothian, we specialize in gum disease treatment.
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a condition caused by bacteria in plaque. If left untreated, the bacteria can infect and eat away at teeth, gums, and even the bones that support your teeth. Gum disease can cause everything from bad breath to tooth loss.
At South River Dentistry, we can help you identify the symptoms of gum disease, treat it before it gets out of control, and help you prevent it from forming again.
- Signs and symptoms of gum disease:
- Bad breath
- Swollen, tender gums
- Bleeding when brushing or flossing
- Gum line receding or pulling away from teeth
- Loose teeth or changes in tooth alignment
How we treat gum disease
Gum disease can usually be prevented with routine dental checkups and cleaning visits, which are often covered by dental insurance. Following a routine of dental treatments can help prevent more costly procedures. Depending on how your teeth and gums respond to initial treatments, our dentists at South River Dentistry may recommend additional steps, such as a deeper cleaning procedure called scaling and planing. For more serious conditions, there are medications and surgical procedures available to treat gum disease.
How you can prevent gum disease
Gum disease can be prevented with simple everyday steps that include brushing twice a day, flossing daily, using an antimicrobial mouthwash daily, and following a schedule of regular checkups.
We’re here to answer your questions about preventing and treating gum disease
Gum disease can be prevented by following proper dental care routines, including seeing your dentist twice yearly. If you experience any symptoms related to this condition, or if extra steps are necessary for treatment, our team at South River Dentistry is here to help you at every step. Call us today at 804-378-7888 and schedule an appointment.