It all starts with good
Gum Care is important for your overall oral health. Gum disease is rarely painful, but healthy gums are crucial to the overall health of your mouth. Periodontal or gum disease is an infection that affects the gums and bone that surround the teeth. Gum disease that is left untreated will likely lead to tooth loss. To help treat gum disease and prevent tooth loss, we at Sand Springs Family Dentistry offer periodontal therapy that removes infection and improves oral health.
by Dr. Jacob Whitney
Common Symptoms of Gum Disease
Gum disease manifests differently for everyone. If you’re worried you have gum disease, look for the following symptoms:
- Gums that bleed during regular teeth brushing
- Persistent bad breath and a funny taste in the mouth
- Receding gums
- Tender gums that are red and swollen
- Gum pockets
- Loose or shifting teeth.
Dr. Whitney will watch for any symptoms gum disease during your regular checkups. If you begin to notice problems yourself, be sure to contact our office.
We at Sand Springs Family Dentistry can provide a scaling and root planing, also known as a deep cleaning to remove bacteria from above and below the gum line. Remember - Dr. Whitney is focused on providing a complete dental solution that starts with the gums and ends in a healthy mouth!
To schedule your gum disease checkup or to learn more about Dr. Whitney and the team here at Sand Springs Family Dentistry, contact our offices at (918) 245-5979.