What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?
Some of the most common symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Gums that bleed frequently
- Red or swollen gums
- Receding gums
- Constant bad breath
- Discharge between teeth and gums
- Tooth loss
How is periodontal disease treated?
Periodontal disease is treated through the removal of plaque that exists below the gumline. We use scaling and planing techniques to remove this plaque and smoothe the surface of your teeth's roots, allowing the surrounding supportive tissues to better attach to your teeth. This helps to eliminate the negative effects of periodontal disease on your oral health and improve the strength of your teeth and gums.
How long does periodontal therapy take? The typical procedure requires only two 2-hour visits and several shorter follow up visits. There is a recommended recovery time of about 24 hours after the second visit is completed.
How do I make an appointment?
Bergman Family Dental serves the St. Louis suburbs including Town and Country, Ballwin, Ellisville, Chesterfield, Wildwood, and Eureka. If you are ready to return to a healthy looking smile and increase your self-confidence, call us today!