Gum disease can be devastating to your oral health. At Louisiana Dental Center, our in-house periodontist can provide treatments to help you fight and manage gum disease and improve your oral health. When you meet with our periodontist, he will thoroughly examine your mouth to determine the severity of your gum disease and develop a customized treatment plan. There are a variety of treatments available, including:
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a degenerative dental condition caused by the bacteria found in plaque. These bacteria infect and inflame the gum tissues, and if left untreated, this condition will eventually lead to bone loss, tooth loss and gum recession. Some common symptoms of gum disease include:
• Swollen, red or tender gums
• Gums that bleed easily
• Pain when chewing
• Persistent bad breath
• Receding gums
• Changes in your bite or in the fit of oral appliances
Depending on the severity of your gum disease, our periodontist may recommend additional deep dental cleanings, improved oral hygiene at home, antibiotic treatment or gum surgery. We will work with you to find the treatment or combination of treatments that will produce the best results and help you improve your oral health.
For more information about periodontal care in Kenner, Louisiana, and to schedule a consultation with our periodontist, contact our office today at 504-287-4467.