Bleeding gums? Receding gums? Increased sensitivity or irritated gums?
These are all common signs of developing periodontal disease and should be addressed by Dr. Kim as soon as possible to avoid damage that can be permanent. If you notice changes in the appearance of your gums or the fit of your bite, gum disease may be the cause. Gum disease is progressive and will lead to a slow infection and deterioration of gum tissue, tooth root structure and other soft tissues in the mouth. Gum disease remains a leading cause of tooth loss in adult patients and is largely preventable or manageable with routine dental care.
The Importance of Healthy Gums
The gums support the teeth and healthy gum structure will play a role in the integrity of your smile. The dental team at Loyalsock Dental in Williamsport PA places an emphasis on maintaining the health of your gums. During regular dental exams, we screen for the early signs of periodontal disease and discuss any lifestyle habits or medical concerns you may have that can impact gum health. We believe in the value of educating patients on the condition of their gums, their unique risk factors and how best to maintain healthy gums between visits. Establishing a doctor-patient relationship based on open communication is the key to avoiding complex dental problems throughout your life and enjoying the many benefits of a healthy smile. We offer personalized care and oral hygiene advice as needed for your periodontal health.
If gum disease is present, Dr. Kim will determine the most suitable periodontal therapy for your needs based on the stage of gum disease and the condition of the teeth and gums. For patients with certain medical conditions or chronic gum disease, we will work with you on an individual basis to keep your gum health stable for both oral and overall good health.