If the eyes are the window to the soul, the mouth is the window to the body – its health in particular. The status of your gums can impact everything from the smell of your breath to risk of a heart attack. Stay in better control of your health from teeth to toes by receiving nonsurgical gum disease treatment from the Laredo, TX dentists at Davenport Dental Group.Dr. Matt Davenport on Gum Disease
The impact of treating gum disease is far-reaching. Doing so will help you:
- Avoid and end oral pain
- Preserve your natural teeth from falling out
- Guard your jawbone against erosion from bacteria
- Keep disease-causing bacteria from entering your bloodstream
- Have fresh, clean breath, which is a sign of good oral health and will help you avoid embarrassing social interactions
Save Your Smile By Seeking Treatment When You Need It
The best way for you to respond to gum problems is to seek treatment immediately. If your gum disease is in an early stage, we may be able to perform a routine dental cleaning to get your smile back to normal.
If the gum disease is more advanced, we will recommend deep cleaning procedures known as scaling and root planing. These treatments will clean bacteria from your gums and smooth out the roots of your teeth to keep bacteria from clinging to them.
If you don’t know what gum disease looks like, be aware of these symptoms:
- Red, swollen gums
- Bleeding during flossing or brushing
- Chronic bad breath
- Sores on your gums
- Gums that have pulled away from your teeth
- Teeth that look longer than usual
Give Yourself The Care You Deserve
Treatment is best in the early stages, in part because we can protect you from the painful symptoms of advanced gum disease! You shouldn’t have to suffer, and you don’t have to. Stay on top of your gum health by practicing good oral hygiene at home and visiting us every six months for a dental exam, where we can detect early signs before you feel any pain.
If you need gum disease treatment, don’t wait any longer. Protect your health (and your wallet!) with our pain-free and surgery-free procedures. Call our Junction Drive office at 956-242-6745 or our Winfield location at 956-517-2695.