Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth? Have you noticed redness, pain, or even swelling? If so, you may be experiencing the tell-tale signs of gum disease. At Dental Bliss we use specialized laser dentistry techniques to ensure that your treatment is always quick and painless!
If you have been suffering from the damaging effects of gum disease but have been putting off treatment due to fear or special healthcare needs, we are here to help! We utilize a range of advanced sedation dentistry services at our Hermitage and Franklin dental offices. Call today to discover which option is best for you!
What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line, usually caused by poor brushing and flossing habits, or poor general health.
Believe it or not, a large portion of the general public suffers from gum disease without even knowing it! Common infections like periodontitis and gingivitis can cause a range of serious health problems, like loose teeth, drifting teeth, and even tooth loss. In serious cases, gum disease could cause heart problems, strokes, stomach problems, and diabetes.
When you’re a Dental Bliss patient, our skilled dentists always perform thorough examinations of your gums to ensure that they are healthy. If our doctors spot any problems, they will create a personalized treatment plan that’s designed just for you!
Symptoms of Gum Disease
Though gum disease symptoms can vary from patient-to-patient, there are some tell-tale signs you should know. They include:
- Swollen or tender gums
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Bad breath that doesn’t go away
- Discolored gums
- Drifting teeth (spaces forming between teeth)
Advanced Laser Treatment For Gum Disease
At Dental Bliss, we utilize advanced laser dentistry techniques to make accurate diagnoses. Using these tools, our dentists can actually test for specific germs and their toxins which cause gum disease.
Laser dentistry is designed with comfort in mind. In fact, this procedure is designed to be minimally invasive and painless, too!