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Keeping your gums healthy is critical to your overall oral health. Let our team help you maintain your beautiful, healthy smile through gum disease treatment.
Maintaining the health of the whole mouth, gums, and teeth, is referred to as periodontal care. Dr. Moon at Route 14 Dentistry will work to help you keep your mouth healthy. If you need an appointment because you are experiencing discomfort or pain around the gums, please call us.
Gum disease is also referred to as periodontal disease. It is mostly caused by poor oral hygiene, leading to degeneration caused by built-up plaque. The gum tissues become infected, causing inflammation. If not cared for, it can cause the gums to recede. When periodontal disease is left untreated, it can damage tooth-supporting structures and cause tooth loss.
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If you’re concerned because your gums are tender, reddened, or swollen, this could be a sign you have gum disease. Other symptoms include discomfort or even pain when eating, bad breath (halitosis), loosened teeth, and receding gums, which can cause your teeth to look longer.
When you have your dental exam with us, our team will thoroughly check your teeth and gums for signs of periodontal disease.
How our team treats your periodontal disease depends on your needs and the extent of the infection. If caught early, gum disease is easily treated. The dentist will most likely recommend a deep cleaning (called scaling and root planing), improved at-home care, and antibiotics to clear the infection.
For more advanced gum disease, here are some of the other services we offer to defeat gum disease and restore your oral health:
We aim to help you with all your periodontal health needs. If you want to know more about this or anything else, you are more than welcome to call us or come in person to our office.
Yes, we accept walk-ins. Our team welcomes new and returning patients to visit us for all their dental care needs. For your convenience, we also offer same-day emergency appointments as scheduling permits. Be sure to take advantage of our weekend and evening availability.
Yes, we are in-network with most major PPOs, including Delta Dental, MetLife, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Guardian, and Atena. We also offer affordable financing through in-house payment plans as well as CareCredit.
Route 14 Dentistry offers honest pricing, transparent results, and superior service. We offer a full range of periodontal services to help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. Please come visit or give us a call at Route 14 Dentistry.