Do your gums bleed when you brush and floss? Are your gums sensitive to hot and cold temperatures? Bleeding and sensitive gums are signs of gum disease, also known as periodontitis. We provide periodontal disease treatment at Halliburton Family Dentistry in Ellicott City, MD. Treating gum disease helps to not only restore the smile but improve tooth and gum health. Professional dentist Dr. Denise Halliburton is experienced in helping patients maintain their smiles and reverse the effects of gum disease. Periodontal disease treatment is a restorative dentistry treatment provided by Halliburton Family Dentistry.
Signs of Gum Inflammation and Disease
Common symptoms of gingivitis and periodontitis include:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen and tender gums
- Loose teeth
- Shifting teeth
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Receding gum line
Contact our office if you have noticed any of these symptoms of gum disease. Our professional dental team can help you find the right treatment to address your needs.
Treatments for Gum Disease
There are a variety of treatments for patients with mild gum inflammation to severe periodontitis:
- Antibacterial Rinses: For patients with gum sensitivity or irritation, we may recommend an antibacterial rinse. These rinses eliminate harmful bacteria from the gums.
- Scaling and Root Planing: Scaling and root planing are treatments that we typically do for patients during routine appointments. However, they are a great preventative treatment for gum disease. For scaling treatment, a dental hygienist uses special dental tools to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the gums. Root planing smooths the surface of the tooth roots.
- Oral Surgery: Dr. Halliburton will refer you to an oral surgeon if you have severe gum disease. Oral surgery is often used to remove infected gum tissue or add healthy gum tissue to areas that are lacking. Experienced oral surgeons may also treat deep gum pockets to prevent tooth loss.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Do you need to treat your irritated and sensitive gums? Request a dental appointment with Dr. Halliburton on our website. You can also contact her office for periodontal treatment today at 443.232.0656. Our dental office serves patients from Elkridge, Columbia, Ellicott City, and surrounding areas in Howard County, Maryland. Let us know if you have any remaining questions and we can help.