Gum Disease Treatment
Dental care is so important because it is linked to your whole body health. You deserve the best dental care available, and an important part of a great smile is healthy gums.
Gum disease is one of the top reasons for tooth loss in adults. Gum disease can also cause bodily infection and is linked to heart disease and other health problems.
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums caused by plaque accumulating around the gum line. During your regular visits, our dentist will check your smile for the signs of periodontal disease.
Stages of Gum Disease
- Gingivitis: The first stage of periodontal disease is mild. It affects the gums and breath but is reversible.
- Periodontitis: When gingivitis is left untreated, periodontal disease can cause bone loss and tooth loss.
Warning Signs of Gum Disease
- Red, swollen, tender gums
- Gums that bleed while you brush or floss
- Receding gums
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
- Loose teeth
- Change in bite
We offer advanced gum disease treatment programs that will protect your health. Dr. Coleman has a deep understanding of the link between gum disease and the whole body. We treat the patient as a whole and unique person, instead of simply cleaning their gums.
Modular Periodontal Therapy® Certified
Dr. Coleman has received special training in treating gum disease and has a deep understanding of the oral-systemic connection. Using procedures and protocols known as Modular Periodontal Therapy®, Dr. Coleman and his team are able to tackle gum disease at a microbiological level. This means going beyond the simple cleaning of plaque and calculus, and instead using advanced diagnostic tools and treatment modules to treat patients based on their level of periodontal infection.
Our dentists use your oral tissue to diagnose, prevent, and treat gum disease. The Oral DNA® procedure is a salivary diagnostic test that is quick and painless. It identifies the type and concentration of the bacteria that is causing gum disease.
Once we know about the type of bacteria that is affecting your smile, we can compose an accurate risk assessment and offer personalized gum disease treatment options.
If you are worried about swollen or bleeding gums, don’t hesitate to call. To talk about gum disease treatment options, give us a call today.