Are your gums sensitive? Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth? You may have gum inflammation. Also known as gingivitis, gum inflammation is an early sign of gum disease. Bacteria cause gum inflammation and disease when they build up between teeth. Harmful bacteria irritate and inflame the gums, gradually breaking them down. Over time, patients with gum disease can experience gum recession and tooth loss.
At 615 Smile Design Studio, we help patients with periodontal disease treatment in Nashville, TN. This treatment restores the teeth and gums and prevents symptoms that patients can experience in later stages of gum disease.
What Are The Common Signs of Gum Disease?
The most common symptoms of gum disease include:
- Bleeding gums
- Gum inflammation and irritation
- Sensitive teeth and gums
- Gum recession
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
Please call our office if you notice changes in your gum health and any of these symptoms. We will thoroughly examine your smile to determine your stage of gum disease.
Treating Gum Disease in Nashville, TN
Scaling and root planing are treatments that our hygienists use in tandem to treat patients who already have signs of gum disease. Our dental hygienists use stainless steel dental tools to remove disease-causing bacteria from the teeth, gums, and tooth roots. During scaling treatment, they gently remove plaque and tartar from beneath the gum tissue. Plaque is a bacterial film that becomes tartar once it hardens. Using dental tools can effectively remove bacterial buildup that is difficult to remove with a toothbrush. During root planing treatment, our hygienists remove bacteria from the tooth roots. Root planing keeps the roots healthy and can prevent tooth loss.
Our hygienists can provide these cleanings on a regular basis if patients have chronic gum problems. We will help patients schedule regular appointments so they can keep their gum health in check. If patients have more severe symptoms of gum disease, we will refer them to an oral surgeon. Gum surgeries can combat gum recession and prevent permanent tooth loss.
Reverse Gum Disease Symptoms
Do you need to treat irritated, red, and inflamed gum tissue? Call (615) 637-2878 or request a dental appointment with our dentists online. We look forward to seeing you at your next visit.