Are you suffering from gum disease? Get your oral health back on track today! The caring and professional dental team at Dalton Dental offer gum disease treatment in Tampa, Florida. Schedule an appointment to learn more.
Gum disease may seem like a minor concern, but it can impact your oral health for years to come. Dr. Dalton is a board certified periodontist who specializes in comprehensive gum disease treatment. As a cosmetic dentist, she can also use her years of advanced education and training to dramatically enhance the quality of your smile with laser gum treatments. At Dalton Dental, your gorgeous healthy smile is our passion!
Known medically as periodontal disease, gum disease is a common condition that affects nearly half of all American adults at some point in their lives. It is a progressive disease that occurs in two stages: the early stage, gingivitis and the advanced stage, periodontitis. Common symptoms of gingivitis are often minor and present without pain. Symptoms include infections in the gums that can cause swelling, redness or bleeding when brushing or flossing.
If treated in the early stage, gum disease is easily reversible.
Gum disease treatment includes improved oral hygiene, professional cleanings, and medicated toothpastes or mouth rinses. Once gum disease advances into periodontitis, it requires specialized treatment to reverse the effects and restore optimal oral health. Symptoms of periodontitis include receding gums, visible tooth roots, infections between the teeth and gums, and infections in the jawbone and the tissues that support your teeth. This can cause your teeth to loosen and lead to permanent tooth loss.
Gum disease is caused by the buildup of bacterial plaque and tartar on your teeth. The buildup of plaque and tartar is a result of poor oral hygiene and at-home care. Other health and lifestyle factors can contribute to the development of gum disease. These factors can include family history, diabetes, smoking and tobacco use, certain medications, or hormonal changes due to puberty, pregnancy or menopause.
If you’re suffering from gum disease, schedule an appointment with Dalton Dental today. Dr. Dalton is board certified in periodontal treatment and can offer a variety of comprehensive gum disease treatments. Depending on your needs, she can recommend:
Smile with confidence again! Call Dalton Dental at (813) 291-3580 today. Dr. Dalton and her professional dental team offer comprehensive gum disease treatment in Tampa, Florida to help all our patients enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles. We invite you to enjoy our state-of-the-art office and relaxing spa services during your next visit!