If you suffer from discolored, swollen or infected gums, you may be experiencing beginning stage gum disease. This common dental problem develops when gingivitis goes untreated. At McAllen Dental Care, we provide gum disease treatment for our patients who need to manage periodontal disease symptoms.
Gum disease is an oral health condition that results when gums recede, and deep pockets form around teeth, leading to tooth migration and eventually, tooth loss. As gum disease progresses to advanced stages, stabilizing gums pull away from teeth and create pockets. These hidden spaces harbor food debris and bacteria, leading to decay and gum infection. Sometimes, no symptoms are present until the damage is irreversible; common signs of gum disease include:
Our periodontist uses both teeth scaling and root planning to manage late stage gum disease.
Eliminate gum disease symptoms by contacting McAllen Dental Care today to schedule your periodontal appointment.