The Dental Center of Mishawaka
112 Ironworks Avenue, Suite B1, Mishawaka, IN 46544

Expert Advice on Gum Disease Treatment (and Prevention!)

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When bacteria builds up on your teeth and is not properly and promptly removed, it can inflame the surrounding gums and develop into gum disease, which is also known as gingivitis. No matter what you call it, it’s a dangerous dental disease and you need to know how to deal with it to protect your dental health.

Serious Symptoms of Dental Disease

Even though gum disease is very common, many people don’t know that they have it until a dentist detects it. That’s why you need to pay attention to any signs so you can get treatment for gingivitis before it becomes more severe. If you experience any of these symptoms, visit your family dentist immediately to see if it’s time for treatment:

  • Swollen, red gums
  • Sore gums
  • Bleeding when brushing and flossing your teeth
  • Gum recession
  • Pain when chewing
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Open mouth sores
  • Loose teeth

Getting Gum Disease Treatment

When it comes to treatment for gingivitis, you need the power of a professional. This dental disease demands professional dental treatment. In most cases, your family dentist will perform a process called scaling that involves deeply cleaning the affected areas to remove the dangerous plaque and bacteria. Your family dentist may also take X-rays to look for bone loss, as well as examine your teeth for loose dental work that could contribute to problems. Severe cases may demand dental surgery.

Helpful and Healthful Dental Wisdom

You can avoid the need for gum disease treatment by simply protecting your dental health. To keep your smile at its best, follow these simple steps:

  • Brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day.
  • Floss at least once every day.
  • Use an anti-bacterial mouth rinse after brushing.
  • Eat a balanced, healthy diet.
  • Get regular check-ups and cleanings from your family dentist.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Mishawaka, call The Dental Center of Mishawaka today at (574) 285-0460 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mishawaka. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Mishawaka, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Mishawaka.

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