Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is said to affect as many as 80% of all Americans. Its conditions range from mild to very severe. Unfortunately, this is most likely because the symptoms of gum disease are often dismissed by its sufferers. Many people don’t recognize the signs of this terrible disease, which is considered the top reason for tooth loss in adults.
You may have gum disease if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Lingering bad breath
- Swelling of gums
- Frequent bleeding of gums
- Discomfort and pain in gums
- Teeth that have started to look like they are longer, receding gums
- A change in the fit of your partial dentures
- Loose permanent teeth
- Pus between your teeth
If you have any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with our office right away. At King Dental Group, we work hard to prevent gum disease and stop it in its tracks. Our experienced dentist and staff will help you restore your smile back to optimal health.
One of the most effective ways to prevent and treat gum disease is a professional teeth cleaning. Teeth cleanings remove built-up plaque and tartar from your teeth. Plaque and tartar weaken your teeth, leaving them more susceptible to infection and gum disease.
We can also treat gum disease using Perio Protect. Perio Protect is a non-surgical alternative to periodontal treatment that can help patients get their oral health back where it needs to be. With Perio Protect, we’ll make custom trays that will help deliver a dose of Perio Protect medication to you gums.
If you’d like to learn more about our gum disease treatment options, call our office. We serve patients from all over Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Montecito. Trust King Dental Group to help you restore your smile’s health!