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Experienced Gum Disease Treatment for Healthy Smiles

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More Than Half of American Adults Have Gum Disease

Although frequently unnoticed until it progresses, gum disease gradually affects the gums and tissues of the mouth. Over time, this condition breaks down these tissues beneath the gum line, making it the leading cause of tooth loss as it advances into later stages, referred to as periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. When treated in its early stage, gingivitis, the effects of gum disease are reversible. However, if treatment is delayed, permanent damage is possible including bone and tooth loss.

Take Notice of These Gum Disease Symptoms

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The Causes Of Gum Disease

Visiting a qualified dental clinician regularly can help you catch common signs of gum disease and maintain a healthy smile. In its earliest stages, gum disease is characterized by inflamed gums, gum discomfort, bleeding gums and chronic bad breath. If left untreated this disease can result in:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Receding gum line
  • Sore and bleeding gums
  • Shifting or loose teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • Systemic health effects

STAGES OF GUM DISEASE

Effective Treatment Options

Dr. Dale Spencer applies dental training from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, over 25 years of experience and modern dental laser technology to offer qualified gum disease treatment to his patients. After a thorough evaluation, he can discuss available surgical and non-surgical treatment options available to you to restore health to your smile. Using the latest dental technology, he can offer the following as part of your treatment plan:

  • Laser gum therapy
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Soft tissue recontouring with a gentle dental laser
  • Gum grafting
  • Osseous surgery

Experience the difference it makes to receive treatment from a highly trained dental professional that has over 25 years of experience.

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