Gum disease is one of the most common dental concerns among patients of all ages. Gum disease is commonly caused by poor oral hygiene. It is important that patients establish a healthy oral hygiene routine and schedule regular visits to an experienced dental office. At West Annapolis Family Dentistry, Annapolis family dentist Dr. Maria Colucciello offers periodontal therapy for patients with mild to advanced cases of gum disease. During your visit to our Annapolis dental office, Dr. Colucciello will perform a comprehensive exam which includes a screening for gum disease. Dr. Colucciello works with each patient to create a treatment plan that addresses all aspects of their dentistry needs.
Treating Gum Disease
Gum disease may cause different symptoms in each patient. Some patients may experience no symptoms associated with gum disease, while others may experience symptoms like halitosis, shifting teeth, bleeding gums, and gum irritation. Gum disease occurs when plaque buildup up reaches the gum line, causing an infection in the gums. Over time, if gum disease is not treated it may lead to deep pockets forming around the teeth, which cause the teeth to shift and may eventually result in tooth loss. The goal of treating gum disease is to stop the progression of the infection. If gum disease is caught early, patients can avoid the need for advanced treatment. After examining your teeth and gums, Dr. Colucciello may suggest one or more treatments to restore health back into your smile.
Dr. Colucciello offers several treatment options for periodontal disease:
- Professional dental cleaning
- At home oral hygiene products
- Scaling and root planing
- Gum surgery
Schedule An Appointment
If you notice any signs of gum disease or you need to schedule a dental checkup, contact West Annapolis Family Dentistry. Don’t wait until you gum disease progresses before you get the treatment you need. Dr. Coluciello can work with you to find the right solution for your sile. If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact West Annapolis Family Dentistry.