Do your gums often bleed whenever you brush or floss? If so, you may be suffering from periodontal disease (also referred to as gum disease). The dental condition isn’t rare by any means – in fact, it affects nearly 80% of Americans! Other symptoms of gum disease include redness and swelling in the gums, bad breath that persists even after brushing, and teeth that feel loose or different. Plus, if you have a family history of gum disease, there is a higher risk that you may end up experiencing the condition as well. Protect your smile from potential damage with the help of Dr. Montgomery! Our team understands how serious the threat of gum disease is; that’s why we’re happy to help treat you here in our Plano office.
Gum disease is caused by bacteria that has irritated and infected the gum tissue. If it remains untreated for too long (no matter how healthy your gums may appear) it can cause severe damage to your oral health, including bone deterioration and tooth loss. The toxins can even enter your bloodstream and increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and much more. By attending a consultation with Dr. Montgomery at our Plano dental office, we can help treat your condition and offer tips for how to prevent problems in the future.
Many factors can contribute to the presence of gum disease, such as tartar buildup beneath the gums. By having your teeth professionally cleaned at our Plano office, you can help protect your teeth and also confirm with our staff that you’re brushing and flossing correctly.
Gum disease can happen for a variety of reasons, including tartar build-up, the presence of systemic diseases, or just simple genetics.
Dr. Montgomery and his team strive to help make your oral environment as healthy as possible, and we accomplish this by treating your smile to a deep dental cleaning, which gets rid of the bacteria that hides in your gum, bone, and root surfaces. We’ll be sure to send you off with a much happier smile!
Contact our Plano dental office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Montgomery and his team! We’re dedicated to providing patients with comfortable and comprehensive care that leaves their teeth both feeling and looking great. We serve all of Collin County, including Allen, Frisco, Richardson, McKinney, and beyond.