After you are diagnosed with gum disease, our experienced dentists will work one-on-one with you to determine the severity of the disease and create a treatment plan that meets your needs. There are a variety of treatment options available, and we are dedicated to finding the type or combination of treatments that will be most effective for you. Call Smiles R Us now at 210-694-4999 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Amogh Bhalerao or Dr. Gayatri Jadhav and learn more about gum disease treatment in San Antonio, Texas.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a progressive and bacterial-induced condition that poses serious risks to oral health. The presence of plaque bacteria triggers inflammation and infection within the gum tissues, causing them to recede and eventually detach from the teeth. If left unaddressed, this condition can lead to dire consequences such as bone loss, tooth loss and gum tissue recession.
Identifying the symptoms of gum disease is crucial for early intervention. Swollen, red or tender gums, as well as easy bleeding during brushing or flossing, are warning signs of potential periodontal issues. Other common indicators include loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath and the apparent elongation of teeth due to receding gums. Should you experience any of these symptoms, a thorough examination at our office will determine the presence and severity of gum disease.
Tailored treatment plans form the cornerstone of gum disease management. Depending on the individual’s needs and the extent of the condition, our experienced dentists may recommend professional dental cleanings, enhanced at-home oral hygiene practices, antibiotic treatments, scaling and root planing (a deep cleaning procedure) or in severe cases, gum surgery. Our goal is to restore your oral health and arrest the progression of the disease.
For more information on periodontal treatment options, we invite you to contact or visit our office. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to care for your smile.