Gum Disease Treatment in Clearwater, FL

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Reverse Gum Disease with Dr. Holloman in Clearwater, FL

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.


What is Gum Disease?

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.

A few causes of Periodontal disease include:

  • Smoking and other tobacco use

  • Genetics

  • ​​​​​​​Hormonal changes

  • Medication

  • Bruxism (teeth grinding and jaw clenching)

  • Poor oral hygiene

Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease Include:

  • Gum recession

  • ​​​​​​​Red, swollen, and sensitive gums

  • Chronic bad breath

  • Shifting teeth with noticeable gaps

  • Dental sensitivity

  • Teeth or mouth pain

  • Visible signs of infection

  • Bleeding gums

What are my treatment options?

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.