What is gum disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition that may result from built-up plaque and tartar on your teeth. The bacteria in plaque and tartar can infect and inflame the gum tissues, and when left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and gum tissue loss.

What are the signs of gum disease?

Common signs of periodontal disease include:

  • Gums that are red, swollen, and tender
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Teeth that look abnormally long due to a receding gum line
  • Loose teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Painful chewing

If you suffer from these symptoms, we encourage you to contact us today at John A. Deakins, DDS for proper treatment.

How do you treat gum disease?

Our talented dentist, Dr. John Deakins, is experienced in treating gum disease and is committed to restoring your smile to good health. Your gum treatment in Liberty, Missouri will be tailored to fit your specific dental needs and to match the severity of your condition. Gum disease treatment may include additional professional cleanings, increased at-home dental hygiene, deep cleanings called scaling and root planing, antibiotic treatment, or gum surgery. We urge you to contact our dental office today to learn more about gum disease treatment and how we can help you improve your oral health.