Periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease, is an infection that attacks the tissues and bone that support and surround your teeth. In most cases, gum disease is painless, so you may not know that you have it. The following are symptoms of gum disease:
- Gums that bleed easily during brushing and flossing
- Gums that are red, swollen, or tender
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste
- Receding gums
- Deep pockets forming between teeth and gums
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Changes in your bite
- Changes in the fit of partial dentures
If you have gum disease, Dr. Raymond del Castillo and Dr. Douglas A. Deam may recommend periodontal treatment. Our dentists and team provide several nonsurgical procedures for gum disease in Coral Gables, Florida. For mild cases of gum disease, our dentists may recommend a professional dental cleanings. Our hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, above and below the gum line. Our dentists may suggest that you have cleanings more than twice a year to treat the gum disease. Scaling and root planing is a process in which our dentists can clean your teeth all the way down to the roots. Dr. del Castillo or Dr. del Castillo will also smooth rough spots on your tooth roots. This makes it harder for plaque to adhere to them. Our dentists may also provide laser gum treatments.
To learn more and to schedule an appointment, contact the office of Raymond del Castillo, DDS today!