You may think that dental hygiene is all about the teeth, but your gums play a huge role in your oral health. When something is wrong, it can cause discomfort and even pain.

Periodontal disease, which you may know as gum disease, is an infection in the gums that can affect the structures of your mouth, including the bones and other structures that support your teeth. Our team at Basin Dental works hard to prevent periodontal disease in all of our patients, but if it has already hit your mouth, we have the expertise to fight it.

How Do I Know If I Have Periodontal Disease?

Some of the symptoms of periodontal disease made be hard to notice, so it’s important to keep an eye out for the following signs:

  • Tooth sensitivity or pain.
  • Continual bad breath.
  • Receding gums.
  • Swollen, red, bleeding, or sensitive gums.
  • Pus on the gums or between teeth.
  • Mouth sores.

If you have noticed any of these symptoms in your mouth, ask Dr. Flitton about checking for possible gum disease.

What Can Be Done?

We work hard to prevent periodontal disease with our routine cleanings and exams. If you already have periodontal disease, we have options for bringing your mouth back to total health. We provide scaling and root cleaning treatments, both non-surgical procedures, that can treat periodontal disease.

Using these procedures, we remove all the toxins, tartar deposits, and plaque from your teeth and roots, then smooth the surface of your roots to keep bacteria, plaque, and tartar away from beneath your gums.

Scaling and root cleaning may not always be enough to treat periodontal disease, but it can lessen the amount of possible surgery needed. At Basin Dental, we also provide small surgeries to treat periodontal disease. If your case is more severe, we can help guide you in the right direction to be sure you get the treatment appropriate for your case.

Come See Our Team in Roy about Periodontal Treatment

Here at Basin Dental, we care about your health and overall well-being. We will work hard to make sure you feel your best! Come see our team today to prevent or treat periodontal disease.