What if you had the chance to stack the cards in favor of your oral health? Even if you've started noticing unwanted pain or changes in your gums and teeth, Dr. Gentry and the staff at Gentry Dental can prevent and treat symptoms associated with periodontitis or gum disease. Our holistic approach provides patients with proactive treatments that deliver practical benefits in short and long-term scenarios.
Why Is My Gum Health So Important?
Some may wonder why dentists stress diligent upkeep regarding gum health. In short, infection of the gums can negatively affect the rest of the teeth, oral health, and even other parts of the body. You may have heard of different types of gum disease, like gingivitis and periodontitis. Luckily, we can treat and cure gingivitis, but patients who fail to keep their teeth and gums clean and healthy may suffer from periodontitis, a treatable but long-term form of gum disease. Patients suffering from periodontitis may experience higher levels of risk for conditions affecting the rest of the body that can include:
- Kidney disease
- Respiratory disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Diabetes and insulin resistance
Symptoms Associated with Periodontitis
If you are wondering about the state of your oral health due to pain or concerning signs in your gums, here are some symptoms linked with periodontitis.
- Unpleasant breath
- Pain while chewing
- Redness or swelling in the gums
- Loose adult teeth
- Sensitivity in the teeth
- Receding gums
- Bleeding gums
- Changes in the alignment of the teeth
If these symptoms bother you and your smile, we warmly encourage patients to book an initial consultation with Dr. Gentry. Her holistic approach to dentistry provides expert treatment and cuts down on the use of potentially harmful chemicals during many procedures, keeping all aspects of your well-being in mind.
Effective Treatments for Gum Disease
No matter the severity of your symptoms, our warm, welcoming dental office provides access to cleaning procedures and treatments to set you up for success. Although periodontitis has no cure, patients can effectively treat and manage the condition with diligent oral upkeep. Those suffering from periodontitis can expect some of the following treatments depending on their specific situation:
- Scaling and root planing to thoroughly clean out the infection beneath the gums
- Antibiotics (either topical or oral)
- Ozonated irrigation of gums to reduce bacterial count naturally
- Multi-Lock System (MLS) laser to holistically reduce inflammation and pain
Cleaning your teeth and gums helps immensely in treating and preventing gum disease and other conditions. If you have questions about scheduling a consultation or how you can improve and protect your own oral health, we encourage you to give us a call at (704) 554-1007 for further assistance!
Affordable Treatment in Charlotte, North Carolina
Access to affordable, quality care matters to our patients around Charlotte, Southpark, Madison Park, Starmount, Beverly Woods, Barclay Downs, and Montford. Not only does it keep smiles bright and happy, but regular oral upkeep lowers the risk for other conditions that affect the rest of the body. So, in addition to our holistic approach to modern dentistry, we offer patients and their families an in-office dental savings plan. This offering allows patients and their families to stay on top of their oral health and avoid preventable conditions. Don't hesitate to contact our staff for more information on how we can help take care of your bright smile!
Contact Our Friendly Dental Office in Charlotte, North Carolina
We only want the best for our patients regarding their oral health and overall wellbeing! Dr. Gentry welcomes new and existing patients with concerns about their gums and overall oral health to contact our team at Gentry Dental. You can call at (704) 554-1007 or simply book online to get started!