Gum Disease Treatment

DeFuniak Springs Family Dental provides periodontal services for all gum disease stages to restore oral health. Gum disease is a serious condition that can affect anyone.

Gum Disease Treatment in DeFuniak Springs, FL

At DeFuniak Springs Family Dental, we prioritize gum health as a key component of oral wellness. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can lead to serious dental issues if left untreated, including tooth loss and effects on your general health. Recognizing the signs early and seeking treatment can prevent disease progression and protect your smile. Our dedicated team offers comprehensive treatment options for gum disease, tailored to each stage of the condition, ensuring the health of your gums and teeth.

an illustration of gum disease and a tool used to help with the problem
  • What are the signs of gum dissease?

    The early signs of gum disease can be subtle, but recognizing them is crucial for early intervention. Key indicators of gum disease include:

    • Bleeding gums during brushing or flossing
    • Swollen, red, or tender gums
    • Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
    • Receding gums or teeth that appear longer
    • Loose teeth or changes in the way teeth fit together when biting

    If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s important to contact DeFuniak Springs Family Dental for an evaluation.

  • What causes gum disease?

    Gum disease is primarily caused by plaque buildup, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth. If plaque isn’t removed through regular brushing and flossing, it can harden into tartar, further exacerbating gum inflammation and leading to periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease. Factors that can increase your risk include:

    • Smoking or tobacco use
    • Poor oral hygiene habits
    • Genetic susceptibility
    • Certain illnesses like diabetes
    • Medications that reduce saliva flow
  • How is gum disease treated?

    Treatment for gum disease varies depending on the severity of the condition:

    • Non-surgical treatments, like scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), are often the first steps in removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline.
    • Antibiotics may be used to help control bacterial infection.
    • Surgical treatments may be necessary for advanced cases, including flap surgery (pocket reduction surgery) and bone and tissue grafts to regenerate any lost tissue.

    At DeFuniak Springs Family Dental, we emphasize the importance of personalized treatment plans and ongoing maintenance to manage gum disease effectively. We aim to restore your gum health and help you maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.

More Questions?

If you have any questions about periodontal disease (gum disease) treatment, please contact our office, and we will be happy to answer any questions.

DeFuniak Springs Family Dental

746 Baldwin Ave
DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32435
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Friday: 8 am - 2 pm



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