Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease

Effective Gum Disease Treatment in Union City

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If your gums have become red or swollen, then you may have gum disease. At Spears Dental Group, we know how much your healthy, beautiful smile means to you. If you currently suffer from periodontal disease, then our compassionate team can help. We diagnose, treat, and effectively maintain your gums so you can enjoy rejuvenated oral health.

You deserve a dental team that pays attention to your unique needs and smile goals, and you can trust that we will treat you with the dignity, respect, and kindness you deserve. Our team is led by Dr. Thelma Spears, who combines decades of experience with a gentle chairside manner to treat gum disease.

If you or a family member have gum disease, it's vital that we begin preparing your treatment as soon as possible to address your condition. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


What Is Periodontal Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition that affects the tissues that surround and support your teeth. If left untreated, it can cause significant jawbone deterioration and tooth loss.

In its earliest phase, gum disease is known as gingivitis. Gingivitis irritates your gum tissue and causes it to become inflamed and bleed when you brush or floss your teeth. If it's not addressed promptly, gum disease eventually develops into moderate or severe periodontitis. The more advanced stages can result in receding gum lines, increased tooth sensitivity, and tooth loss.

When caught and treated in the earliest stage, gum disease is often reversible. It is vital to get an accurate diagnosis and begin treatment to restore the health and integrity of your gums. Gum disease does not go away without treatment, so it's important to seek assistance from our friendly dentist if you notice any of the symptoms of gum disease.

Common Signs of Gum Disease

The warning signs of gum disease may not seem urgent at first, but it's necessary to take action once you notice them. If you're not sure whether you're experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, then you can call our dental practice, and one of our friendly team members will discuss it with you and schedule an appointment. The signs of gum disease include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Swollen, puffy, or red gums
  • Receding gums
  • Sudden tooth pain
  • Bleeding when you floss or brush
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks
  • Bad breath despite brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash
  • Abscess on your gums

Our Reliable Periodontal Disease Approach

Many people encounter gum disease at some point in their life. Our compassionate team is here to provide the caring, judgment-free, and effective dental treatments you need. We aim to renew your oral health using modern techniques and technology to promote positive results and faster recovery.

Halting gum disease boosts your overall health and lowers the risk of complications with other medical procedures, including surgery. If periodontal disease remains untreated, it can also complicate existing health conditions, such as heart issues, diabetes, and infections. When you allow us to address your gum health, you can elevate your overall well-being.

From the moment you walk into our dental office, you'll notice that you are a priority. We take the time to talk with you and fully explain your options before crafting your custom treatment plan. Our team encourages you to share your questions and concerns, and we are happy to provide thorough answers to give you peace of mind.

Our Treatment Options for Gum Disease

We begin by performing a gentle and thorough exam to diagnose your gum disease and then develop a strategy to address your specific situation. If your gum disease is discovered in the early stage, then regular dental cleanings and good daily hygiene at home can help to restore your gum health. If you're facing the later stages of periodontal disease, our treatments include the following:

Scaling and Root Planing: This is a two-step process for moderate gum disease. We remove plaque and bacteria on and beneath your gum line through scaling. Then we smooth exposed tooth roots through a process known as planing. This treatment reduces the risk of recurring infections. Topical antibiotics may be applied at the tooth roots to remove any remaining bacteria.

Soft Tissue Management Systems: We create an individualized plan to eliminate harmful plaque and bacteria to restore your gums. This process usually involves a series of advanced dental cleanings to stop or slow the progression of gum disease.

Periodontal Laser Treatment: This treatment uses an advanced laser to treat infected soft tissue. The laser removes harmful bacteria. Dr. Spears can combine scaling and root planing with laser treatment to remove pockets around the root and prevent future infections.

Alongside our treatments, we may prescribe antibiotics or mouthwashes to prevent harmful bacteria from accumulating. Through our effective treatments, medication, or laser technology, you can enjoy a boost in your oral and overall health. We are happy to discuss all of our options in depth to ensure you feel confident with your treatment plan.

Addressing Periodontal Disease in Union City

You deserve to show off a beautiful smile with healthy gums. At Spears Dental Group, we offer the treatment options you need to halt gum disease. Our team is here to support you through your journey to better oral health. We are dedicated to protecting your smile through quality care for all your dental needs. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.


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