Family Dental
Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, DDS

How do you treat periodontal disease?

If periodontal issues are caught early—through regular dental exams—your dentist can often reverse the problem, which in this stage is called gingivitis. When gingivitis advances to full periodontal disease, the condition is treatable but not reversible.

However, your dentist in Amherst can significantly improve your oral health even if you have periodontal disease. 

Treatments for periodontal disease may include special cleanings or recontouring the gums to get rid of plaque and to encourage gums not to recede away from your teeth. Your dentist may also recommend a specific oral care routine at home to complement dental office therapy. Quitting smoking is also essential.

Here are some of the signs of periodontal disease:

  • Bleeding gums, especially when brushing and flossing
  • Tooth pain and sensitivity, especially when biting down
  • Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth that returns even after brushing and flossing
  • Long appearance to teeth
  • Looser teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • Pockets on the gums
  • Red or inflamed gums

Your gentle and compassionate dentist in Amherst, NH is here for you, and our team will work hard to improve your oral health through treatment.

Contact Our Dental Team for Periodontal Treatment in Amherst

If you have periodontal disease symptoms, don’t wait to seek treatment. We are here to help!

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