Posts for: October, 2020

By Omni Dental Group
October 09, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Gum Disease  

Managing Your Gum Disease

You may be surprised to know that around 47% of American adults suffer from periodontal disease. If you want to prevent gum disease you need to maintain good oral hygiene and make regular dental visits. It’s also important to know the signs of gum disease so that if you do develop this condition, you can get it treated as soon as possible. Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari are family dentists at Omni Dental Group in Bowie.

Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease

Periodontitis is an advanced gum infection that can damage soft tissue and bone in your mouth. If it’s not treated promptly, it can lead to tooth loss. Bowie dental patients should lookout for the following signs and symptoms of gum disease:

  • Red and swollen gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Put around teeth and gums
  • Shifting teeth
  • Loose teeth

Managing Gum Disease

The aim of treatment for advanced gum disease is to clean out the pockets around the teeth to prevent bone damage. Treatment will begin with scaling to remove bacteria and tartar from beneath your gum line. Your dentist may also perform root planing to remove tartar from beneath your gums. A course of antibiotics may be prescribed to control the infection. If your gum disease is advanced, you may require surgical treatments, such as pocket reduction surgery, soft tissue grafts, or bone grafts.

Remember, if you have gum disease, the sooner you get it treated the greater your chance of being able to save your teeth. If you live in or around Bowie, MD and you are looking for a family dentist, call Omni Dental Group at (301) 809-0029 to request an appointment.

Dentist Bowie, MD
Omni Dental Group
4321 Collington Road Suite 210
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 809-0029