Red, tender, and swollen gums that bleed during brushing or flossing
Constant bad breath or bad taste in your mouth
Gum line is receding, or gums are pulling away from teeth and forming pockets
Changes in your bite or teeth alignment, loose teeth
The main goal of treatment is to control the infection. The number and types of treatment will vary, depending on the extent of the gum disease. Any type of treatment requires that the patient keep up good daily care at home.
How Can I Prevent Gum Disease Before it Starts?
Simple, everyday steps can be taken to avoid gum disease growth, including:
Brushing and flossing consistently at least twice a day
Using an antimicrobial mouth rinse daily to help control plaque
Scheduling regular checkups
If you are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, please contact Complete Dental Care of Richmond at 804-594-6916 to schedule an appointment right away.