Dr. Kenneth Yost will check for signs of periodontal disease at each of your regular visits.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a serious dental condition caused by harmful bacteria trapped in plaque and can have a significant impact on your oral and overall health. If you are diagnosed with gum disease Dr. Yost will work with you to create a customized treatment plan to fight the disease and improve your oral health.
Some common signs of gum disease include:
- Swollen, red or tender gums
- Gums which bleed easily
- Loose teeth
- Pain when chewing
- Persistent bad breath
- Receding gums
There are several treatments for periodontal disease, ranging from deep hygiene therapy, improved oral hygiene at home, and scaling and root planing to antibiotic or surgical treatments.
After evaluating your mouth and determining the severity of your gum disease, our dentist will be able to create a treatment plan to remove the disease-causing bacteria from your mouth and bring the condition under control. We may combine several treatments to provide you with the best result.
If you have any questions about periodontal disease treatment in Wilmington, Delaware, or if you want to make an appointment with our dentist and team at Advanced Dental Artistry, please contact us today at 302-477-1888.