Our expert dentist and amazing dental team can treat your gum disease with professional and exceptional dental care and give you an amazing, confident smile that could change your life. If you are facing any signs or symptoms of gum disease, you need to be checked by our highly experienced and caring dentist Dr. Skinner NOW to prevent any future complications. Gingivitis, also known as gum disease, is a severe medical condition, don’t delay seeing a qualified dentist as soon as possible.
Schedule your completely FREE, No obligation gum disease consultation NOW, and let us help you to restore the health of your gums and give you an amazing new smile at the same time.
Gum Disease, Gingivitis And Periodontitis Treatment
Gum diseases are common conditions that can affect your long term overall health and the health of your gums and gum tissues, but the good news is that we can treat your gum disease.
If you are experiencing any form of gum disease, you are not alone. Many adults experience some level of gum disease at some point in their life, and that could range from a condition of swollen gums called “gingivitis” to a condition called “periodontal disease” or “periodontitis”, in which the mouth has been so inflamed that the bone that supports your teeth can be lost over time.
Both gingivitis and periodontitis are caused by dental plaque (live bacterial infection) on teeth for an extended period of time. Fortunately, our experienced dentist and amazing dental team can easily treat your gingivitis with extreme care. We want to save your teeth from falling out, and we have every scientific option (including lasers) to treat this serious condition.
We want you to feel comfortable visiting our dentist so you can avoid the complications of gum disease, especially when it comes to losing your permanent teeth. When the bone is lost around your teeth, the tooth loses its support and becomes wiggly. Just like when you were a kid and wiggled your loose baby teeth to remove them, the more the adult tooth is wiggled, the looser it becomes, and the sooner the tooth is wiggled out of the mouth.
Below are the gingivitis symptoms. Let us know immediately if you are facing any of these symptoms.
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen or red areas on the gums
- A receding gum line
- Persistent bad breath
- Bad breath strong enough to make a skunk hold their nose
- A bad taste in the mouth that won’t go away
- Loose permanent teeth
- Painful swollen gums
- Gum recession
- A change in your bite
If you are facing any of the symptoms mentioned above, it can be a warning sign for you to start your treatment immediately. When you have the signs and symptoms of gum disease, the most important action is to call us to get started on regular cleanings with our amazing dental hygienists, who will put you on the right path to health. Come see our great dentist, Dr. Skinner, NOW, so our dental hygiene team can restore your oral health and help you start smiling confidently again.
Why Should I Visit Hillsboro Dental Excellence Dentist Office For Treatment Of Gingivitis And Periodontitis
Gum disease can be a serious risk factor for your overall health. Gum disease is a type of gum infection, also known as gingivitis, periodontitis, or periodontal disease. It often occurs when plaque builds up on your teeth due to food particles getting stuck in your teeth and creating infection, pus, or pockets in your unhealthy gums. Plaque consists of bacteria that turn harmful, cause inflamed gums, and release toxins into your mouth and bloodstream, which may even endanger your overall health.
Many patients with other medical conditions may be more susceptible to gum disease than others. Common issues that can put you at risk for gum disease include:
- Tobacco use
- Taking certain medications
- Crooked teeth
- Teeth with cracks or other damage
- Older dental work that may need to be replaced
If you are pregnant, diabetic, or experiencing another one of these medical issues, you can talk to us about gum disease prevention and treatment at an early stage if you need extra regular cleanings to treat your gingivitis gum disease. In that case, you can often apply to have your dental insurance cover any additional cleaning costs to get you the healthy gums you deserve. We’re here to help you with our compassionate caring dentist and dental team.
Best Dentist for Gum Disease Gingivitis And Periodontitis Treatment Near Me
At Hillsboro Dental Excellence dental office, our compassionate dentist and dental hygienists can treat mild gum disease cases right here in our office quickly and efficiently. We provide non-surgical periodontal treatment, including scaling, root planing, non-surgical laser-assisted gum therapies, and special at-home care.
Scaling and Root Planing | This treatment is an intensive cleaning of your teeth and gums: our dental hygienist and dentist work to remove the plaque on your teeth and from beneath the gum line. Scaling and root planing have long been effective treatments for our patients with periodontal disease.
Because of the severity of periodontitis, patients who undergo scaling and root planing are encouraged to have 3–4 cleanings a year. The scientific literature clearly indicates that patients with periodontal disease can keep their teeth significantly longer, if not for their whole lives, with routine periodontal maintenance with multiple cleanings 3–4 times a year.
If our staff suggests you come in for cleanings 4 times a year, we promise it is because we are trying to save your teeth and gums, not because we have a car payment to make! : )
Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) or Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT) | We can kill the harmful bacteria in your gums and regenerate your gums and bone to full health using dental laser therapy. The process is comparable to root planning and traditional scaling but is more effective for severe or aggressive gum disease cases.
At-Home Gum Care | Our dental team will show you how to care for your gums and teeth effectively at home and coach you to long-term success and health.
How Do We Identify Your Gum Disease?
It’s important to identify gum disease at the earliest stage to avoid loss of teeth and bone.
To identify whether you are suffering from periodontitis and measure its severity, we may do the following safety checks.
- We will examine your past health records. There are specific risk elements, like genetic predisposition or tobacco consumption, that can increase the probability of developing gum disease.
- We will meticulously examine your teeth and gums. If you have significant plaque/tartar in your tooth root and your gums sometimes bleed, you may have gum disease.
- We will be measuring your gum pocket depth. We use a dental measurement tool in various areas inside your mouth. If the depth is 1-3 mm, it can be a healthy and normal gum pocket. If it is 3-5 mm, you may have early or mild periodontitis. If the depth is 5-7 mm, it can be possible that you have moderate periodontitis, and if the depth is 7 – 10 mm, you might be having advanced periodontitis.
- We will take a digital x-ray of your smile. A dental x-ray will help us identify whether you’ve experienced any bone loss in areas with deeper gum pockets.
After Your Gum Disease Treatment
After we treat your periodontitis, it is important for you to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. If you have any history of gum disease, our dental hygienists will do an extensive deep cleaning of your gums and teeth. These cleanings help to remove tartar and plaque buildup on your teeth.
If you have an advanced gum disease, you should be visiting our dentist more often. Problems resulting from periodontal disease, such as gum pockets, complicate the removal of plaque from your teeth surfaces. Our dentist will create the best treatment strategy for you. You will need to visit us less often after we restore the health of your gums.
Our dentist may prescribe some medication to help you with the infection. Many of our patients experience increased sensitivity to hot and cold foods after getting gum disease treatment. But don’t worry. The sensitivity is temporary and usually goes away in a few days. You can use a soft bristle toothbrush for your teeth cleaning if you face any sensitivity.
Get Excellent Gingivitis And Periodontitis Periodontal Care at Hillsboro Dental Excellence Dentist Office!
Are you ready to get excellent care for your whole health? Call us at 503-648-6671 to schedule an appointment with our expert dentist and dental team to get healthy gums and healthy teeth! Our dentist and dental hygienists can provide effective gum disease treatment so you can say goodbye to your bad breath, irritated gums, and painful symptoms today!