If you experience symptoms of gingivitis or gum disease, schedule an appointment with Smile Center today. We offer gum disease treatment to restore your oral health and help you smile with confidence.
Gum disease is caused by bacterial plaque growing on the surfaces of your teeth. The bacterial build-up causes infections to develop in your gums, which can then spread to the structures that support your teeth. Plaque (build-up above the gums) and tartar (build-up below the gums) typically result from poor oral hygiene and overall dental healthcare.
A common condition, gum disease affects nearly half of all American adults at some point in their lives. It is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults aged 30 and over.
Because gum disease is often painless in its early stages, most patients donβt notice a change in their oral health until their condition worsens. Gum disease presents in two stages: the first stage, gingivitis, and the advanced stage, periodontitis. If left untreated, periodontitis can attack the ligaments and jawbones. This can cause the teeth to loosen, leading to permanent tooth loss.
Have you noticed a change in your gum health? Here are some signs that itβs time to visit the dentist and talk about gum disease:
The early signs of gum disease can be minor, which is why many patients donβt seek treatment. However, the signs of worsening gum disease can have lasting impacts on your oral health. Here are the symptoms you should look out for:
Yes, Smile Center welcomes walk-ins! We also offer same-day and emergency appointments as scheduling permits. Our team will do everything we can to give you the care prompt care you need for same-day relief. Visit or call our Raleigh dental office today!
Yes, we accept most major dental insurance plans. We also offer in-house payment plans and financing options through CareCredit and iCare Financial.
Turn to Smile Center for gum disease treatment! Visit or call our Raleigh dental office to get your oral health back on track and enjoy the benefits of a beautiful, confident smile! Schedule your appointment at (919) 289-5575 today.
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