Gum Disease Treatment
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  • Improve your oral & overall health
  • Maintain an attractive smile by repairing gum damage
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Gum Disease Treatment in Mathews County, VA

Having good oral health is about more than just your teeth – it’s about your gums too! Healthy gums keep bacteria at bay and hold your teeth in their proper place. Gum disease often goes unnoticed, and if left untreated, can lead to serious problems in your mouth. Whether we find signs of disease during your regular cleaning and exam, or if you notice issues with your gums at home, our gum disease treatment in Mathews can:

  • Improve your overall well being
  • Prevent bone and tooth loss
  • Make it easier for you to eat foods you enjoy
  • Eliminate problems like bad breath
  • Stop the pain caused by infected gums
  • Give you back your beautiful smile

You can trust Dr. Lennon’s three decades of experience repairing smiles! Solve your gum problems by contacting us for treatment today at 804-607-9348.

Safeguard Your Smile & Protect Your Gums

You might be surprised to learn that gum disease is fairly common. In fact, over 47 percent of adults over the age of 30 deal with some form of gum disease in their lifetime. If you have an infection in your gums, you might notice bleeding when you brush your teeth and floss, or your gums will look red and swollen. Your teeth might feel loose or look longer due to a receding gum line. Dr. Lennon will treat your gum disease by:

  • Carefully removing the bacteria and tartar throughout your gumline
  • Smoothing out your root surfaces so plaque and bacteria won’t infect your gums again
  • Numbing the gum area during the procedure so you’ll feel completely comfortable

After removing the infection and giving your gums time to heal, your mouth will soon feel good as new. If your gum line has seriously receded due to gum disease, we provide gum recession treatment as well as gum grafts in order to repair and reinforce your gum tissue. Your oral health matters to us, and it’s important that you receive the care you deserve!

For expert gum disease treatment in Mathews, call 804-607-9348 for an appointment or simply request an appointment online.

Common Questions About Gum Disease Treatment

What is gum disease treatment?

Gum disease can be treated in a variety of ways, but the most conservative method is with a deep cleaning known as scaling and root planing. This is where your dentist or hygienist removes infection caused by bacterial plaque below and around your gumline and then smooths out your tooth roots so bacteria doesn’t return. Advanced gum disease may require other procedures to rebuild recessed tissue, like grafting, to prevent tooth and bone loss.

Is gum disease treatment painful?

At our practice, gum disease treatment isn’t painful at all. That’s because we use a laser. If we need to remove diseased gum tissue as part of your treatment, the laser makes it quick and simple. There’s no need for cutting or stitches. Most patients need no more than local anesthesia to stay comfortable. If you have any questions about your dental work, we’ll be glad to answer them.

What are gum disease symptoms?

You may not see the signs of gum disease on your own until its advanced stages, which is why it is often referred to as a silent killer. It’s also why your routine dental exams are so important. The earlier you spot periodontal infection, the easier it is to manage and, in many cases, reverse. Common symptoms to look for include red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, loose teeth, and persistent bad breath.

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection caused by bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria form a clear, sticky film called plaque that build ups around your gumline, leading to inflamed and infected gums. Left untreated, the infection causes your gums to separate from teeth, creating “pockets” where more bacteria accumulates. In advanced stages of gum disease, the infection spreads from your gums to the bone that supports your teeth. Your teeth will loosen and possibly fall out.

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