Gum Disease Treatment
If your gums are hurting, swollen or bleeding, it is a potential sign of gum disease. Our friendly dentists at Murray Valley Dental Group can help treat Gingivitis and Gum Disease.
Gum disease is caused by a combination of poor oral hygiene as well as tooth decay and plaque. Long-term plaque and tartar buildup around the gum lining is what leads to gum disease. Patients who are smokers and/or have Diabetes are also considered to have a higher risk of contracting gum disease.
If undetected and left untreated, Gingivitis, can lead to more serious gum infections and disease (known as periodontitis). Periodontitis is when the bone and gums supporting the teeth disintegrate. This can then lead to bad breath, gum recession, tooth gap formation, shifting teeth, loose teeth and eventual tooth loss.
At Murray Valley Dental Group we believe in preventive dentistry, detecting and tackling dental problems early before they cause more trouble and complications. We look at the bigger picture of your oral health and determine the best treatment to help you achieve and maintain your smile. Contact us today!