After brushing or flossing, do you notice bleeding in the gums?
If the answer is yes, you may want to schedule an appointment to our Pinehurst, NC dental office. Bleeding gums is one of the most common symptoms of gum disease. Gum disease is a progressive oral health concern that causes an infection in the gums.
If left untreated, the infection can travel to the gum line and compromise the soft tissue and bone structure. Over time, gingivitis may progress into periodontitis. During periodontitis, the teeth may begin to shift and you may eventually weaken and fall out.
Recent studies have suggested that gum disease may increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and stroke. Early detection may help eliminate the infection in the gums and prevent further damage to the teeth.
Dr. Clement Monroe and Dr. Kamron Monroe offer a wide range of preventive dental care services to help keep the teeth and gum healthy. In advanced cases, we may work with you to determine which periodontal therapy services are right for you. We recommend that patients visit our Pinehurst dental office at least twice a year for a comprehensive exam and routine dental cleaning. We can work with you to develop the best plan to promote a healthier smile.
Identify and Treating Gum Disease
Identifying Gum Disease
If you notice one or more of these signs or suspect you may have gum disease, visit our Pinehurst dental practice. Your dentist will perform a full comprehensive exam to determine if you have developed gum disease.
Some signs and symptoms of gum disease include:
- Red or swollen gums
- Receding Gums
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Bleeding gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
- Changes in the fit of dentures
- Sores or lesions in the mouth
Treating Gum Disease
Drs. Monroe and Monroe offer periodontal therapy for the various stages of gum disease. Your treatment plan is created based on the severity of gum disease, the amount of damage the teeth have sustained, and the overall state of your oral health. We work closely with each patient to create a personalized solution to treat gum disease and restore any damage to the teeth.
Periodontal Therapy Solutions:
- Antibacterial rinse
- Scale and root planing
- Gum surgery ( we may refer out to a local specialist)
- Restorative dentistry (dental implants, dentures & dental bridges)
- Cosmetic dentistry (dental crowns, porcelain veneers, & dental bonding)
Schedule an Appointment
Are you looking for a dentist in Pinehurst, NC area that specializes in identifying and treating gum disease? Schedule an appointment with Drs. Monroe & Monroe Implant & General Dentistry today to learn more about preventing and treating gum disease.