Millions of people worldwide are affected by gum disease, and the typical cause is poor oral hygiene. At Clearwater Dentist, Andrew J Holloman, DDS and Associates, we provide both nonsurgical and surgical treatments for better oral health. If you are experiencing pain or any of the symptoms of Gum Disease, be sure to schedule your consultation appointment today to review your treatment options.
Gum disease is a bacterial infection that can cause severe inflammation to your gums, and if left untreated, it can lead tooth loss, gum recession, and bone degeneration. Oral health also greatly affects your overall health, so establishing a healthy periodontal environment for your teeth is important.
Smoking and other tobacco use
Bruxism (teeth grinding and jaw clenching)
Poor oral hygiene
Red, swollen, and sensitive gums
Chronic bad breath
Shifting teeth with noticeable gaps
Teeth or mouth pain
Visible signs of infection
Gum disease, if detected early, can be treated thoroughly and comprehensively, and allow you a complete recovery. Treatment options include:
Scaling and Root Planing: Dr. Andrew J Holloman can provide you a deep cleaning to remove the plaque buildup from the base of the tooth and below the gum line.
Antibiotics and Oral Rinses: Dr. Andrew J Holloman in Clearwater, FL can prescribe you oral medication to help you reverse your gum disease.
Be sure to schedule your appointment today if you suspect gum disease. Early checkups are recommended.