What is gum disease?
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition that results as plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) build up on the teeth. Bacteria in the plaque can infect and inflame your gums, and if left untreated, the condition can lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and receding gums. In addition, periodontal disease has been linked to several serious health conditions including heart disease, stroke, pregnancy complications, diabetes, and high blood pressure. At Gentle Dental Arts, we work to help you prevent and treat gum disease to avoid these serious consequences.
What are the symptoms of gum disease?
The following are common signs of periodontal disease:
- Swollen gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose teeth
- A receding gum line or teeth that look longer than usual
- Red, tender gums
- Gums that bleed easily
- Tooth pain, especially when chewing
If you experience these symptoms, you may suffer from gum disease. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to learn about our treatments for gum disease in Orem, Utah.
How do you treat gum disease?
Gum disease treatment varies depending on the severity of the disease. From deep cleanings to periodontal surgery, our gentle dentist and dental team are committed to caring for your smile. Please call or visit us today to learn more, and to schedule your visit with Dr. Alexander Larsen.