Your smile is important to us at Smile Arkansas. Keeping your teeth and smile healthy is our job, and that also includes monitoring the health of your gums. Gum disease is very prevalent among adults and can lead to serious oral and overall health problems. Our team can help treat and prevent gum disease with general dentistry to keep your smile healthy for many years to come.
Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease
Periodontal, or gum, disease often leads to a myriad of health problems if left untreated, including heart disease and other serious conditions. Periodontal disease progresses in stages, the first of which is gingivitis. Gingivitis is marked by red, swollen, bleeding gums and sometimes bad breath. It is caused by large amounts of bacteria that have started to attack the tissues in the mouth. If allowed to progress, gingivitis can cause major health problems and tooth loss.
The attack begins with bacteria that form plaque, which can harden in to tartar. While regular brushing and flossing can remove most plaque, it can hide in crevices and create tartar that inflames the gums. This constant irritation and exposure to bacteria causes the first stages of gum disease (swollen and bleeding gums) and leads to further complications if not treated.
Relief from Bleeding Gums
Bleeding gums are just the beginning of the problems you can face when you have gum disease. However, they are also one of the first symptoms and a good time to start treatment before the disease progresses. We offer treatments including deep cleanings, medications and special mouthwash to help fight the infection of the gums and allow the tissue to heal. With our effective treatments, the early stages of gum disease can be stopped and reversed to restore a healthy mouth and stop bleeding gums.
If you suspect that you have some form of periodontal disease, please contact Smile Arkansas today. We can help treat your gum disease and restore your oral health.