Our dentists will examine your mouth for signs of periodontal disease during each of your regular appointments. If you are diagnosed with gum disease, Dr. Thor Thorson and Dr. Stephen Garner will design a treatment plan to fight the disease and improve your oral health. Contact us today at 928-249-3673 to learn more about periodontal treatments in Yuma, Arizona, and schedule your consultation at Gila Ridge Dental.
Also called periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by the bacteria found in plaque. The bacteria can infect and inflame the gum tissues. If left untreated, gum disease can cause the gums to recede from the teeth. Ultimately, unaddressed periodontal disease can result in tooth loss, bone loss and gum tissue recession.
You may have gum disease if your gums are swollen, tender or red, or if the gums bleed easily. Other signs of gum disease include painful chewing, persistent bad breath, loose teeth and receding gums that cause your teeth to appear longer than normal. An exam at our office will allow our dentists to determine if you have gum disease.
The treatment plan recommended for periodontal disease will depend on your individual needs. Depending on how far the disease has progressed, our dentists may suggest additional dental cleanings, improved dental hygiene at home, scaling and root planing, antibiotic treatment, or gum surgery. Please contact our office today for more information and to set up an appointment.