Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth? Are you noticing swollen or sensitive gums? You may have gingivitis or gum inflammation. Gum inflammation is the earliest symptom of gum disease. Also known as periodontitis, gum disease is caused by bacteria buildup on the teeth and gums. Harmful bacteria feed on food debris left in the mouth. The bacteria create digestive acids that eat away at the gum tissue of the mouth. Over time, gum disease may lead to gum recession and bone loss. However, Dr. Jennfier Kalochie can help. She offers gum disease treatment to her patients in Yardley, PA. This general dentistry treatment addresses painful and uncomfortable symptoms of gum infections.
Signs of Gum Disease
There are multiple common symptoms of gum disease to look out for:
- Bleeding gums when brushing and flossing
- Gum inflammation and swelling
- Tooth pain and sensitivity
- Red and purple-tinged gums
- Bad breath (Halitosis)
Have you noticed any of these symptoms? Call Dr. Kalochie for an examination and consultation. She will work with you individually to find the right treatment option to reverse your symptoms.
Gum Disease Treatment in Yardley, PA
There are several treatment options for patients with signs of gum disease. At routine dental cleanings, we can provide antibacterial rinse to minimize harmful bacteria in the mouth. Scaling and root planing are deep-cleaning treatments are used in tandem to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. Plaque is a bacterial film that hardens over time to create tartar.
Dr. Kalochie may recommend scaling and root planing, an in-office treatment that will “deep-clean” and remove bacteria from the gums. The combined process of scaling the teeth and planing the tooth roots helps restore your oral health and allows the gum tissue to heal. If you have advanced gum disease or periodontitis we may refer you to a local specialist for treatment.