If your gum health isn’t what it used to be, now is the time to seek intervention. At Smile Lounge, Dr. Tommy Song and Dr. Joon Cho are highly trained and qualified professionals who understand that healthy gums are essential to a healthy lifestyle. With years of expertise and experience under our belts, we have the knowledge and hands-on training to help you achieve the smile you deserve. Our gum health services can dramatically improve how your gum line looks and feels, and our top-of-the-line treatments and technology deliver optimal results.
It’s essential to take great care of your gums before gum disease symptoms arise because periodontal disease symptoms often go unnoticed until it’s irreversible. Two treatments that the Smile Lounge offers to address gum disease include:
Stages of Gum Disease
Before diving into the science of periodontics, you might wonder, “What is gum disease?” or “Why is it important to keep my gums healthy?” Periodontal disease is a serious (yet preventable) health condition that impacts millions globally. Also known as gum disease, it is a progressive infection of the gum and bone surrounding the teeth.
Taking steps to prevent gum disease is essential, as it can damage oral health if left untreated for too long. Gum disease progresses through several stages:
- Stage 1, Gingivitis: The gum tissue becomes inflamed due to plaque buildup and bacteria in the surrounding areas.
- Stage 2, Periodontitis: If left untreated, gingivitis will move on to periodontitis, where pockets form between the gum and teeth, which allow further bacterial growth. One might notice some gum recession.
- Stage 3, Advanced Periodontitis: Later stages of periodontitis involve deepening of gum pockets, deterioration of jawbone structure, and tooth loss.
Advantages of Periodontics
Gum disease is a bacterial infection that harms the gum tissue and can wreak havoc in the periodontal ligaments and jawbone, which support the teeth. Sadly, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults in the United States. Hence, gum health should not be overlooked.
Tell-tale signs of gum disease are swollen or bleeding gums, which can make brushing and floss more painful and difficult. Also, those suffering from periodontal disease might notice foul-smelling breath or worsening systemic diseases (like diabetes or cardiovascular disease) due to an accumulation of bacteria in the body. You might be surprised that addressing gum disease with deep dental cleanings and other periodontal therapy can help eliminate these symptoms.
Healthy Gums are the Secret to a Healthy Smile
Whether interested in managing bad-breath-causing bacteria or adjusting a gummy smile with a gingivectomy, you can get stunning and long-lasting periodontic services from The Smile Lounge’s professional team. With their experience and expertise, Dr. Song and Dr. Cho can provide all the necessary treatments to improve the health or appearance of your gums. Our Frisco general dentists provide access to quality services when time matters most and look forward to getting you back on track with your gum health goals.
Scheduling a periodontal therapy appointment with one of our expert dentists is easy. Just call 978-595-1713 or use our convenient online scheduling tool right now. We look forward to serving you and reestablishing excellent gum health.