If you suffer from periodontal disease, our dentists and team provide gum disease treatment in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This treatment helps eliminate harmful bacteria from beneath your gums, halting the progression of the disease and keeping your smile healthy. Meet with Dr. Andrea Patterson, Dr. Kendra Velázquez or Dr. Margo Rainey at TruCare Dental by calling our office at 505-369-0074.
What is Gum Disease
Periodontal disease, most commonly known as gum disease, is a dental condition caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth, usually residing in plaque and tartar (calculus). This degenerative disease causes gum tissue to become inflamed and recede from teeth. In accelerated stages of the disease, bone and soft tissue loss is common, resulting in the loss of one or more teeth. Symptoms of gum disease include:
- Swollen or red gums
- Gums that bleed easily
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath
- Difficulty chewing
- Gum recession
What to Expect
Our normal six-month dental exams include screening for periodontal disease. If it is found that you have periodontal disease, our dentists will determine the severity of the disease’s progression and create a treatment plan with you. This plan may include some of the following treatments:
- Periodontal maintenance (thorough dental cleanings)
- Scaling and root planing (deep cleanings that remove bacteria beneath the gums and in gum pockets)
- Antibiotic treatments (to help heal infected tissue)
Treatments will vary depending on your specific needs, and we will help you find the right ones to halt the progression of gum disease and restore your dental health. If you have any questions about gum disease treatments, contact our dental office today.