Do your gums need extra care and attention to stay healthy? The skilled team at All Smiles Dentistry offers comfortable treatment options, from quality prevention to maintenance of healthy gums and beyond.
Dr. Mentesana is proud to offer top gum disease and periodontal treatment near Allen, TX and beyond. From your first visit, our team works hard to spot any underlying periodontal concerns and ensure you receive the treatment you need as early as possible. Our regular examinations and gentle deep cleanings are always tailored to ensure you receive proper preventive care and customized maintenance on your gum lines!
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a general term for the bacterial build-up that causes chronic and progressive inflammation of the gums. If left untreated, periodontal disease damages the gum and bone tissue, and can eventually result in the loss of one or more teeth. Generally, gum disease can be caused by poor oral hygiene routines, skipping dental appointments, genetics, advanced age, or chronic illness.
A person’s overall health is likely to be negatively impacted by gum disease. Research has shown that untreated gum disease can lead to severe health complications. If your gum disease is left untreated, you could be at a higher risk for developing the following conditions:
- Heart Disease
- Premature Or Low-Weight Babies
Symptoms Of Gum Disease
Gum disease is not always obvious to those who are experiencing its earliest phases, which is why it's so important to attend regular preventive checkups at All Smiles Dentistry. If you have one or more of the following symptoms, it's time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mentesana right away:
- Loose teeth
- Tooth and mouth pain
- Mouth sores
- Red, receding, swollen, and painful gums
- Gums that pull away from the teeth
- Bleeding while brushing and flossing
- Bad breath or persistent bad taste in the mouth
- Pus between the teeth
- Ill-fitting dentures
- A change in your bite
How We Treat Gum Disease
Although gum disease can evolve into a serious condition if left untreated, our team has the best tools, technologies, and expertise to restore your gums to a healthy condition. Dr. Mentesana provides a selection of custom treatment options for patients with mild to severe gum disease and is prepared to address every aspect of overall health that a patient’s gum disease could be affecting. Following your evaluation, she will consult with your physician to make sure any concerning symptoms found during her periodontal assessment are effectively managed.
Gum Disease Treatment For Healthier Smiles
Take care of your gums and the rest of your body! Dr. Mentesana and her expert team are here to restore your gums and smile with leading-edge techniques. Call All Smiles Dentistry to schedule your appointment today!