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What are the signs of gum disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease can be tricky to diagnose without your Scottsdale dentist since there are not many signs or symptoms at first.

Symptoms of Gingivitis 

Woman receiving gum disease treatment at Scottsdale dentist officeGingivitis, which is the early stage of gum disease, typically has very few signs. You may notice bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth. You may also see that your gums appear swollen, red, or irritated, and they may start to feel sensitive. Chronic bad breath that you can't get rid of even after brushing is also a telltale sign of gingivitis. Believe it or not, more than half of American adults suffer from gum disease in some form!

The good news is that gingivitis can often be successfully managed and sometimes even reversed with professional teeth cleaning and enhancements to your home care routine.

Advanced Gum Disease

Periodontitis is the advanced phase of gum disease where you may start to notice things like your gums receding or your teeth beginning to feel mobile. In this stage, there is damage done, and unfortunately, there is no cure for gum disease. However, we can help you successfully control your condition and keep the damage at bay.

Contact Our 84254 Dentist Office for Gum Disease Treatment

We start with a deep cleaning, called scaling and root planing, that is often combined with antibiotic therapy. We can protect your dental health with additional teeth cleanings throughout the year if you are managing gum disease. If you are interested in periodontal disease treatment, contact Scottsdale Dental Solutions in 85254 today!

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