Periodontal Treatment to Resolve Gum Disease Comfortably and Precisely
Postponing gum disease treatment is hazardous. It not only leads to pain, bad breath, and gum swelling but can cause gum deterioration and tooth loss. And that’s not all. Untreated gum disease can put you at risk of heart disease and sepsis! Serious stuff, uh! The good news is that Bingham-Lester Dentistry in Crofton, Maryland, can restore your oral health with effective periodontal treatment.
What is gum disease?
When plaque is left on your mouth, it hardens to tartar, attracting bacteria that cause gum disease. Gum disease inflames the gum tissue and destroys the bone supporting your teeth. The early stage of gum disease (gingivitis) is reversible. However, when your mild gum disease isn’t treated, it progresses to severe periodontitis, which is irreversible and harder to treat.
The early symptoms of gum disease include bleeding and swelling of the gums. However, for the advanced form of gum disease, you experience symptoms like:
- Chronic bad breath (halitosis)
- Gum recession
- Loose teeth
- Pus in the spaces between teeth and gums
While genetics and systematic diseases like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease can put you at risk of gum disease, poor oral hygiene is the number one cause of gum disease. So, brush twice a day, floss daily, and book professional dental cleanings every six months.
Gum disease treatment in Crofton, Maryland
Our dental office offers non-surgical gum disease treatment to restore your oral health. For mild gum disease, Dr. Vickii Bingham-Lester recommends oral care hygiene to remove bacterial toxins lurking in your teeth. However, if gum disease isn’t responding to at-home oral care, we recommend the non-invasive periodontal treatments below:
- Professional cleanings: Dental cleanings remove bacteria in the hard-to-reach areas, discouraging progression of the gum disease.
- Deep cleaning: We offer scaling services to remove plaque and tartar on your teeth and below the gum line. We then perform root planing, which involves smoothing out the tooth roots to remove bacteria and encourage reattachment of the gums onto the teeth.
Gum Infection Treatment in Crofton, MD
At Bingham-Lester Dentistry, we are always committed to restoring your oral health to a beautiful, healthy condition. If you are battling gum disease, please dial 410-885-6522 to book an appointment with Dr. Bingham-Lester for treatment.