Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment in Peoria, IL

What is Gum Disease?

A common oral health issue, gum disease is the infection and inflammation of the gum tissue. Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease can progress if not treated properly, causing tooth loss and shifting. Reversing gum disease is possible during the early stages, but it requires gingivitis treatment from a dentist. Our office offers solutions that help patients successfully manage gum disease in Peoria.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Without proper oral hygiene, plaque can irritate your teeth and gums. This sticky, bacteria-laden substance can transform into tartar without proper care. Tartar is a harder substance that further erodes the gums. In addition to brushing and flossing teeth each day, the best gingivitis cure is a professional cleaning from your dentist.

What Are the Symptoms of Gingivitis?

During its early stages, gingivitis symptoms are often unnoticeable. However, some signs of gingivitis may be present. These gum disease symptoms include:

  • Swollen, puffy gums
  • Bad-smelling breath or an unpleasant taste in the mouth
  • Bleeding while practicing oral hygiene

Signs of Gum Disease

Our knowledgeable dentists can identify the early signs of gingivitis and provide a gum disease cure. These warning signs include:

  • Red, irritated, and swollen gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth, or unusual gaps between teeth
  • Pus on gums or teeth
  • Inflamed pockets on the gum line

The Stages of Gum Disease

Each stage of the disease presents different symptoms. Here are the symptoms that occur as the disease progresses:

Gingivitis: This early stage is the only time where reversing gum disease is possible. Gingivitis symptoms are often painless and involve bleeding while brushing and flossing. Call our office if you notice early-stage gingivitis symptoms.
Periodontitis: During this more advanced stage of gum disease, the gum tissue and bone are permanently damaged. Pockets may start to form at the gum line, which trap food and bacteria. The disease may progress rapidly after this stage.
Advanced Periodontitis: The final stage of gum disease can involve shifting of the teeth and even tooth loss. The layers of bone and gum tissue have been destroyed.

The Gingivitis Cure

Gum disease in Peoria can be alleviated in its early stages with proper treatment. Visiting your dentist for treatment early will make reversing gingivitis easier. A gingivitis cure involves professional oral cleanings and brushing and flossing at home. Call our office to book an appointment if you are experiencing gum disease symptoms.

Advanced Periodontal Disease and Gingivitis Treatment

Severe cases of gum disease will require more aggressive treatment. Your dentist may refer you to a periodontist, who specializes in treating advanced gum disease. Your gingivitis cure may require scaling or planing, or mouth rinses and antibiotics to reduce inflammation.

You Can Reverse Gum Disease

During the first stage, gum disease in Peoria can be stopped with proper gingivitis treatment. Our treatment plans allow our patients to repair their gums and restore their smile. If you’ve noticed signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease, contact our office for a gum disease treatment.

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