What is gum disease?

Gum disease is a common condition that affects your gums. It begins as inflammation of your hard and soft tissues and quickly turns into an infection that causes your gums to pull away from your teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can cause pain, gum loss, and eventually tooth and bone loss. To prevent this from happening, we provide multiple gum disease treatments, based on your individual needs and the severity of your case.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

You may have gum disease if you are experiencing:

  • Pain when eating and chewing
  • Inflamed, swollen gums
  • Gums that bleed
  • A receding gumline
  • Loose teeth
  • Persistent bad breath

Dr. Walker, our kind dentist, does not want you to be in pain for a moment longer and encourage you to contact our dental office if you have these symptoms. We offer gum treatment in San Antonio, Texas, to save your smile and help alleviate discomfort.

How is gum disease treated?

There are many different periodontal treatments available to you and your family, including medication, good oral hygiene habits, and deep cleaning methods such as scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing are designed to remove infected gum tissue and smooth your teeth’s surface so bacteria and food particles cannot get stuck. To learn more about this and our other treatments, please contact us today at Leon Springs Dental Center.