Twickenham Family Dentistry
Dr. Brian Cook

Effective Treatments for Gum Disease

February 25, 2022
Posted By: Twickenham Family Dentistry
dentist working on patient's teeth | huntsville, AL

Do you suffer from painful, swollen gums? Or has it been a long time since your last dental visit and you’ve noticed some unpleasant symptoms or the development of unnaturally bad breath?

Gum disease can create quite a hassle for our patients in Huntsville and the surrounding areas, but there is no need to fret! Our team regularly treats those suffering from gum disease and can help restore your oral health to its previous stability.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

We generally see patients suffering from gingivitis and periodontitis. Luckily, we can reverse the effects of gingivitis with diligent cleaning and upkeep. However, periodontitis (a more advanced form of gum disease) requires ongoing maintenance and treatment. Patients suffering from gum disease may experience the following symptoms:

  • Swelling in the gums
  • Bad breath
  • Redness
  • Blood while brushing teeth
  • Shrinking gums
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Movement and wiggling in adult teeth

How To Treat Gum Disease

So you’ve discovered that gum disease is the cause of your symptoms. What happens next? Depending on the severity, we can assist and treat gum disease in several ways.

  • Regularly using an antimicrobial mouthwash
  • Regular oral upkeep (brushing and flossing daily)
  • Avoiding tobacco products
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Deep cleaning
  • Antibiotic treatment (in the form of gels, microspheres, and oral medication)
  • Surgery (gum grafts and flap surgery)

If gum disease hinders your everyday life, please don’t hesitate to call our office for advice and assistance at (256) 539-4079.

Gum Disease Treatment in Huntsville, AL

We understand that our patients may develop gum disease for various reasons, but fortunately, we can assist. In the case of gingivitis and periodontitis, information is the first step in determining effective treatment. Our patients at Twickenham Family Dentistry can expect transparency and a warm, comfortable environment during consultation and treatment.

Contact Our Office in Huntsville, AL

If you suffer from symptoms associated with gum disease, we are here to help. You can book an appointment by calling (256) 539-4079 or simply scheduling online with our professional team of dentists. We look forward to getting your oral health back on track!

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