Nonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment
Nonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment in Belleville, IL
Here at the office of Thomas J. Feder, DDS, we are dedicated to helping our patients maintain happy, healthy smiles. One of the ways we do this is with nonsurgical gum disease treatment. We can treat most cases of gum disease right here in our Belleville office. If you think you may have an infection, please get in touch right away.
What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue caused by a buildup of plaque and bacteria in the mouth. If left untreated, it can lead to pain and eventual tooth loss. In most cases, it can be treated rather easily, but very severe cases may require oral surgery. Don’t let a condition that can be easily fixed ruin your smile!
Gum Disease Symptoms
Gum disease can be a sneaky condition because it sometimes does not produce many symptoms in its early stages. This is why visiting a dentist on a regular basis is very important – we can find signs even you may not notice at home. If gum disease does produce symptoms, you may notice:
- Bleeding gums
- Red gums
- Swollen gums
- Tender Gums
- Receding Gums
- Chronic bad breath
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Periodontal pockets
If you notice any of these signs, please call us right away. You may be suffering from gum disease!
Gum Disease Treatment
How we treat your gum disease depends entirely on how advanced your case is. For very mild cases, a cleaning procedure may be all that is required to eradicate the infection. We love treating gum disease this way … it is simple and does not require a lot of time. However, catching gum disease in its earliest stages is almost impossible if you do not keep regular dental appointments.
However, even if your gum disease has moved on to more advanced stages, it isn’t too late. For moderate to severe cases, we scaling and root planing. This deep-cleaning method will remove the infection and allow us to smooth your tooth roots to prevent future infections.
Gum Disease Prevention
There are a few things you can do to prevent gum disease in the first place or prevent it from coming back:
- Brush your teeth twice a day.
- Floss at least once per day.
- Eat a balanced, healthy diet.
- Maintain a regular cleaning and exam schedule.
Need help with any of these things? Just give us a call. We will be happy to offer additional advice or set up an appointment.
Make An Appointment
Have you noticed signs of gum disease? Do you simply need to schedule a routine checkup for gum disease treatment? We can help! Just contact our office directly to schedule a visit. You can reach us by calling 618‑219‑1412. You can also send us a message using our online contact form. Either way, we will be happy to help you find a suitable date and time for your nonsurgical gum disease treatment appointment.
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