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Gum Disease Treatment and Prevention – Payson Dentist

Gum disease treatment in Payson can save your smile!

Periodontal disease infects the gums around the teeth and it is important to get gum disease treatment in Payson as soon as possible. The infection is a buildup of plaque in between the teeth that damages the gums. The damaged gums become toxic, causing tooth loss in most adults. It’s considered silent because there is no pain. This is a serious threat to your smile. If Dr. Chandler discovers that you have gum disease, we will start treatment right away. Payson gum disease treatment varies by case but most patients will undergo one of the following:

  • At-home periodontal trays with prescription toothpaste
  • Scaling/root cleaning
  • Flap Surgery

Getting treatment for gum disease is about more than just fixing your oral health. Some research suggests there is a connection between bacteria from infected gums and cardiovascular problems. Gum disease has been associated with diabetes, elevated blood pressure and clots.

For many of our patients, gum disease Payson is completely reversible. With the right eating habits and the right type of oral health care, your gums will be back to their healthy pink look in no time. Gingivitis is the most common form of gum disease we see. You likely have noticed it as well when you floss and a little bit of blood comes from gums or you notice the gums are slightly red around the base of the tooth. The treatment program we recommend is to focus on daily brushing and flossing along with healthier eating. If the gingivitis is allowed to progress, Dr. Chandler will need to perform more invasive treatments.

Periodontitis is the second stage of gingivitis. This is when gums as well as the bones supporting the teeth are seriously damaged. Dr. Chandler will begin treatment with scaling and root planing and possibly move onto flap surgery if the gums are swollen, inflamed, and seriously infected. Some of the signs to look for include the following:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Red, tender, swollen gums
  • Constant bad taste or bad breath
  • Pus forming
  • Loose or separating permanent teeth

Contact Silver Creek dental office immediately if you suspect that you have any stage of gun disease. We need to measure your gums to see how far they are receding. If the stage you are in is treatable at home, we will provide you with a treatment program to follow. Gum disease that is progressing will need to have scaling and root planing done, which will require a second appointment after the initial consultation.

Gum disease is preventable! Even the healthiest teeth can develop gum disease. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact our friendly team today to save your teeth and gums!