Have you noticed that the gums surrounding your teeth are puffy, sore or enlarged? If you answered yes to this statement, you should schedule an appointment with your dental office, as these are often warning signs of gum disease.

Periodontal or gum disease is inflammation in the tissues around your teeth. It is often caused by bacteria in the mouth that invade the area around and under the gums. In its early stages, you may experience reddened and swollen gums, and perhaps experience bleeding. In its later and more serious stages, gum disease is known as periodontitis. In cases of periodontitis, the gums can separate or pull away from your teeth, allowing teeth to loosen and even fall out. Fortunately, our office can assist with special cleanings and procedures to correct this problem.

Scaling and Root Planing

Defining Smiles can perform a scaling and root planing procedure to remove dental plaque and calcified deposits on or around your teeth roots. Scaling removes the deposits, and planing will smooth out the exposed surfaces of the root in order to discourage bacteria from collecting, and help your gums attach snugly to the tooth root. We can perform these services routinely to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy and taken care of, and your smile is as lively as ever. For more information about gum disease and treatment, contact our office today.

Healthy Smiles and Healthy Gums

Staying on top of your oral health is the number one way to ensure a healthy, vibrant smile, and JR Gonzalez, DDS recognizes the importance in gum treatment. To schedule an appointment with Doctor Gonzalez and the team at Defining Smiles, contact us at (972) 717-0660. We proudly serve the Dallas area, including Grand Prairie, Lewisville, and Coppell.