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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Gum Disease Treatment

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Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease can have a lasting effect and a negative impact on your dental health, along with your general well-being. Preventive dentistry is critical in preventing long-term tooth and bone loss that gum disease can result in. Patients in Nederland, TX, benefit from routine check-ups to ensure that gum disease does not burden their oral health. Chronic gum disease can contribute to health issues like heart, arthritic, and respiratory disease.  

At Nederland Family Dental, we provide our patients with the diagnostic and treatment tools they need to beat any gum infection. When it comes to dental health, it's always easier to prevent issues from springing up than it is to heal a deep-seated infection.

Fight Gum Disease with Routine Dental Check-Ups

Routine dental check-ups and professional cleanings are the first steps in preventing gum disease along with tooth decay and other common oral health issues. During your dental cleaning, our trained dental hygienists take their time in professionally removing any plaque and tartar build-up that regular brushing and flossing cannot reach. 

During your dental check-up, we can visually inspect your gums for swelling and bleeding, and address any problems before they become costly to treat. We are always happy to demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques to ensure you get the most from your at-home oral health care. 

The more often you see us, the more likely you are in preventing bone loss, gum swelling, tooth loss, and general health issues. If it has been a while since your last teeth cleaning, do not hesitate to call our lovely dental staff! Please call our Nederland dental office today so we can schedule your dental exam. 

 

Most people have heard of gum disease or gingivitis. The cause of gum disease centers on plaque buildup that isn't removed through brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings. Gum disease in the early stages can be easily treated and prevented. Smokers are highly susceptible to gum disease, but patients can suffer from gingivitis due to poor oral health, medications, genetics, teeth grinding, and more. 

Gingivitis is often referred to when talking about gum disease; this is the first stage of the disease and can be easily treated. When left untreated, gingivitis can turn into gum disease, which itself can become periodontal disease. Each stage of the disease can have an impact on your oral health, with late-stage periodontal disease affecting your gum line, bone loss, and, ultimately, tooth loss. 

Regular tooth brushing and flossing, as well as routine dental cleanings, can prevent gingivitis and worse. 

Common Signs of Gum Disease Include:

  • Red, bleeding, or swollen gums
  • Consistent bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • "Longer" teeth, or gum recession
  • Abscessed teeth

For some Nederland, TX, patients, there exist few symptoms. Gum disease can be asymptotic, meaning that symptoms are mild or aren't noticeable. The only way to truly keep track of oral health is by visiting Dr. Gomez and his professional dental staff. Dental cleanings and exams allow us to keep track of any changes or abnormalities to your teeth and gums, and prevent future dental problems from occurring. 

Take Charge of Your Oral Health

The good thing about gum disease is that it can be easily treated when caught early. If it's been a while since your last dental check-up, or if you smoke or notice bleeding during brushing—it might be time to come see us.

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