Gums are the foundation of your overall health – so let’s protect them!

Caring For Your Teeth & Gums

Gum disease is a much more common problem than you might think. If left untreated, gum disease can develop into a more severe infection called periodontitis.

Periodontitis has been known to lead to tooth loss and complicated general health issues if not treated appropriately. However, for gum disease or periodontal disease that has not progressed to advanced stages, proper cleaning can successfully correct the condition, protecting your smile and overall wellness.

Common Symptoms

Take the first step and discover how to identify gum disease.
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While signs of gum disease are often discovered during routine hygiene exams, there are symptoms you may discover on your own. If you notice any of the following symptoms, seek the help of a qualified dentist, like Dr. Walker, for an assessment:

  • Red, bleeding or swollen gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth or teeth that have changed position

Prevention and early diagnosis are key. Maintain your regular oral hygiene appointments and visit your dentist if any noticeable symptoms are present. This will give you the best chance for a positive outcome if gum disease or periodontitis is discovered and treated as soon as possible.

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Pursue Periodontics

Robert F. Walker Jr. DDS comfortably and effectively treats periodontitis through periodontal gum therapy.

Treatment begins with an assessment of your mouth to determine the severity of the gum disease and potential treatment options. Using advanced techniques and tools, periodontal gum therapy may include treatments such as deep pocket therapy or scaling and root planing. These treatments are often accomplished safely and virtually pain-free using a soft-tissue laser. If necessary, low-dose antibiotics may be used as a treatment method. Prevention and early diagnosis are key.

Building a Solid Foundation for Oral Health