Published: 03/08/2017

If you’ve noticed that your gums bleed easily, are swollen or that you have consistent bad breath, you may have gum disease (periodontal disease). Dr. Gandhi and the rest of us here at Firewheel Dental Implants and Periodontics specialize in procedures designed to reverse gum disease in Garland, TX. We would love to restore your oral health and treat the symptoms of gum disease.

The Effects of Gum Disease

Roughly 50 percent of U.S. adults age 30 and older suffer from gum disease. This disease is also the leading cause of tooth loss in adults in the United States. To keep from becoming a part of this statistic, it’s best that you seek out the help of an experienced periodontist who can determine whether you have gum disease and the best ways to treat it what you can do about it.

Additional Symptoms

Besides those mentioned above, other symptoms of gum disease include:

• Pus around the teeth
• Sensitive teeth
• Teeth that have started to work free of your gums
Receding gum line
• Altered bite

If you display any of these symptoms, or if you even suspect you might have periodontal disease, it’s best that you make an appointment with us as soon as possible.

How We Reverse Gum Disease

Before treating gum disease, Dr. Gandhi will first perform a diagnosis to determine for sure that you have gum disease. If it turns out you do, we can do a periodontal pocket reduction, which is also referred to as osseous surgery. The procedure involves folding back the gum tissue to treat tartar, bacteria and plaque as well as possibly smoothing harmed bone, if it’s necessary. It’s also possible a bone graft might be needed to provide better support for your teeth.

Find out whether gum treatment is something you should consider. Contact Firewheel Dental Implants and Periodontics today to schedule a consultation.

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