Gum health is essential for a healthy smile and a healthy body. Gum disease has been linked to a number of medical conditions including heart disease, diabetes and stroke. In our Virginia Beach dental office, all patients receive a periodontal screening. We provide comprehensive services to prevent gum disease and manage gum health.
Gum Disease Symptoms
Most patients don’t know they have gum disease. Symptoms usually aren’t obvious until advanced stages. The most common signs are:
- Bleeding gums
- Gum pain
- Sore gums
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath
Treatment For Gum Disease
The sooner you seek treatment for gum disease, the more conservative your treatment options are.
Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. In this stage, we remove plaque from exposed parts of the teeth and gums. Antibacterial rinses and other aids may be recommended to reduce inflammation and cure gingivitis.
If you have a more advanced form of gum disease, Dr. Moses may recommend more aggressive treatment. Scaling and root planing are procedures that clean the deep pockets of the gums to remove bacteria and debris. In extreme cases, surgery may be necessary.
Schedule An Appointment
If you are searching for a dentist who treats gum disease in the Chesapeake, VA or Virginia Beach areas, contact Bayside Implant & General Dentistry today. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Moses to learn what your best treatment option is.