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How can you know that your gums are in trouble? You may be searching for a periodontist near me because you’re already experiencing pain and discomfort in your mouth. Here’s a look at the telltale signs of gum dangers:

These are all signs that you are at risk for diseased gums. Called periodontal disease by dentists, gum disease is caused by infections and inflammation in your gums and surrounding bone. The first sign that you’re heading toward periodontal disease is something called gingivitis. While this may begin with minor gum discomfort, it can end with tooth loss if it isn’t addressed properly. Unfortunately, untreated gum problems can even lead to boneloss issues that can impact the structure of your face.

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How We Can Help You Treat Gum Disease

At The Dental Team, we’re equipped to help you tackle both developing and established gum problems. When you visit us for a dental exam, we’ll look for the telltale signs of periodontal disease. We can also use your health history to look for any factors that could be placing you at increased for poor oral health. Many patients appreciate knowing if certain medications or underlying health issues are linked to gum issues because this knowledge allows them to be more proactive regarding gum care.

The Dental Team can also go beyond the surface level to get a better picture of your true gum health. During your dental exam, we’ll measure pocket depth as a way to judge gum health. If it looks like there’s a problem based on the depth of your gum pockets, we can use X-rays to focus in on the area that may be suffering from gum inflammation or disease.

How Common Is Gum Disease?

Periodontal disease is a serious health issue that affects millions of Americans. However, it doesn’t always get the attention it deserves as a major health concern. Your chances of developing periodontal disease increase with age. While close to 48 percent of adults have some form of periodontal disease, more than 70 percent of adults age 65 and older have periodontal disease based on data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

What Causes Periodontal Disease?

There are many reasons for poor gum health. Poor oral hygiene is high on the list! Failing to brush and floss regularly can allow bacteria to grow out of hand. People who become neglectful about brushing and flossing twice daily are very likely to begin noticing signs of gingivitis. In addition to good dental hygiene at home, regular dental visits that include cleanings and exams are essential! The obvious benefit is that you’ll get a professional cleaning that can help to combat the bacteria growing in your mouth. The second benefit is that your dentist will be able to spot telltale signs of both early and progressing gum problems. If it looks like your gums are in trouble, your dentist can create an intervention plan! Poor oral hygiene isn’t the only cause of gum disease. Here’s a look at some other common causes or poor gums health:

It’s so important to talk with a dentist about your gum health if you’re experiencing any significant changes in your lifestyle or health that could be putting you at risk for developing periodontal disease. At The Dental Team, we prioritize gum health because we view the gums as the foundations for healthy smiles.

Can Periodontal Disease Be Reversed?

The good news is that there’s a high success rate for reversing gum disease if it’s caught in its early stages! In fact, there are some things you can begin doing right away if you’re concerned about poor gum health. Take a look:

The big thing is to remove as much tartar and plaque as possible! While brushing and flossing will help with this at home, the most effective way to remove tartar and plaque from teeth is with a professional dental cleaning! The bottom line is that early-stage gum problems can be cured. However, you can only take measures to treat and manage your gum issues if they develop into full-scale periodontal disease.

How Is Severe Periodontal Disease Treated?

When treating gum disease, dentists are able to offer a variety of surgical and nonsurgical options. If your gum problem isn’t advanced, we can usually get good results by removing tartar and bacteria that have slipped below the gums using a process called scaling. We can also use a technique called root planing that smooths your root surface to prevent additional bacteria from building up in your gum pockets. If we see signs of infection in your gums, we can recommend antibiotics to help keep infection under control.

If your gum disease has progressed beyond the stage where this noninvasive, nonsurgical option will be helpful, it may be time to consider surgical options. The dental surgeries commonly used to treat periodontal disease include:

If it looks like a more advanced treatment can provide the best outcome for your advanced gums, you’ll have an opportunity to learn about all of these options. Factors like budget, downtime and patient preference will all be considered as we offer guidance to help you make your decision about how to treat periodontal disease.

My Gums Hurt! How Do I Find a Dentist Near Me?

Don’t ignore hurting, bleeding or sensitive gums. Getting your gums looked at by the dentists at The Dental Team can help you to reverse the problem before you experience missing teeth or boneloss issues caused by harmful bacteria in your mouth! Our dentists bring 100 years of combined experience to the table. Serving South Florida, The Dental Team offers more than 12 locations spread throughout Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. We can’t wait to see you at our offices in Abacoa/Jupiter, Lake Worth/Atlantis, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Pompano, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation and Coral Gables! Give your gums the care they need today to enjoy a healthy, vibrant smile for years to come! Contact us today for an appointment.


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