Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, occurs when your gums are infected. You can reverse the infection and prevent the disease from progressing with proper treatment. However, when you don’t take swift action, the infection spreads to the tooth-supporting structures, and here the disease can only be managed.
Are you noticing bloodstains when brushing your teeth? Are your gums red or swollen? Are friends keeping a distance when talking to you because of bad breath? The culprit could be gum disease, and you had better book an appointment with Mark H Wright DDS for proper treatment.
Periodontal disease occurs when the soft tissues of your mouth are infected when plaque — a sticky film of bacteria — builds up due to poor oral hygiene. When this plaque isn’t removed, it hardens into tartar. Once things get to this level, you need the help of a dentist because brushing and flossing can’t remove tartar.
The good news is that Dr. Mark Wright offers numerous periodontal treatments to keep your gum disease in check. These include:
The above treatments are ideal for mild to moderate gum infection. However, in the case of severe gum disease, surgery may be the best course of action. The necessary surgical procedures may include flap surgery, soft tissue, and bone grafting.
If you suspect you have gum disease and reside in Colorado Springs, CO, or its environs, Mark H Wright DDS wants to be your dental clinic of choice. Please dial (719) 624-4122 to book an appointment with Dr. Mark Wright to restore your oral health to its former glory.