Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a prevalent oral health concern characterized by the inflammation and infection of gum tissues, primarily caused by the accumulation of bacteria in plaque. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to severe consequences such as bone loss, tooth loss and gum tissue recession, impacting both oral health and overall wellbeing.

Recognizing the signs of gum disease is crucial for timely intervention. Common indicators of periodontal disease include symptoms such as:

  • Swollen, red or tender gums
  • Bleeding during brushing or flossing
  • Loose teeth
  • Painful chewing
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Receding gums

Upon experiencing these symptoms, seeking professional evaluation and treatment from our dentist is imperative to prevent further progression of the disease.

When you visit McFarland Family Dental, Dr. Leland Judd will conduct a comprehensive examination to assess the extent of gum disease and tailor treatment plans to individual needs. Treatment approaches may vary depending on the severity of the condition. For mild cases, additional professional dental cleanings and improved at-home oral hygiene practices may suffice. However, more advanced stages of gum disease may require interventions such as antibiotic therapy to combat bacterial infection, scaling and root planing procedures to remove plaque and tartar buildup beneath the gum line, or, in severe cases, surgical intervention.

Our goal is to restore optimal oral health and halt the progression of gum disease through personalized treatment strategies. We prioritize patient education, empowering individuals with the knowledge and tools necessary to maintain healthy gums and prevent future recurrence of periodontal issues.

If you suspect you may be suffering from gum disease or require professional periodontal treatment, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at our office. Your smile deserves comprehensive care, and we are here to support you on your journey to optimal oral health. Call us today at 608-838-9731 or text our office at 855-868-0183 to learn more about our gum disease treatment in McFarland, Wisconsin, and take proactive steps towards a healthier, happier smile.

We are dedicated to your oral health and smile. Give us a call today to make your appointment!

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