Gum Disease Treatment - Smithfield, NC

Gum Disease Treatment

If your gums feel swollen, become sore, or inflamed, you may be suffering from gum disease (periodontal disease) to some level. Gum disease is pretty common, affecting nearly half of all American adults who are aged over 30. Research has stated that chronic diseases of the mouth can also contribute to chronic health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and also dementia. So being proactive about treating periodontal disease on time is crucial to protecting your dental health and your overall well-being too.

We realize the necessity of proper treatment for gum disease, but if you are panicking that it may be uncomfortable or even painful, you can simply feel at ease knowing that Dr. Kim and our professional team utilize state-of-the-art devices to treat gum disease comfortably and effectively. Helping you to enjoy optimal oral health is the actual reason why we are here. And we work hard to deliver the treatment you require without any anxiety or stress.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease or periodontal disease is an infection that damages the gum tissue and bone that are surrounding your teeth. The food and beverages we take on a daily basis during the day linger on our teeth, creating a sticky thin layer known as plaque. Plaques left on your teeth ultimately harden into a substance termed tartar. Plaque and tartar act like magnets for bacteria, and if you don’t clean the bacteria through proper flossing, brushing, and regular dental cleanings, a gum infection can eventually develop.

How Is Gum Disease Treated?

For several years, the only treatment available for advanced gum disease was gum surgery. But dental technology has progressed a lot, and therefore, nowadays treatments for gum disease have become completely non-invasive, requiring no surgery at all. Call our dentist’s office today for your gum disease treatment and achieve healthy and pink gums and a clean mouth.

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