Dentist in 33776
Gum disease is a prevalent condition and the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky bacterial film that continuously grows in your mouth. Preventing the buildup of plaque bacteria is the best way to stop gum disease in its tracks. By detecting gum disease early on, your 33776 dentist at Balmir-Thevenin & Associates can provide the most effective treatment.
By visiting your 33776 dentist for regular examinations and teeth cleanings, you are taking an important step in preventing gum disease. In its earliest stages, gum disease is referred to as gingivitis, which is often painless and without any apparent symptoms. Your dentist will be able to determine if you have gingivitis during a thorough examination. The treatment for this condition can be as simple as improving your brushing and flossing habits and coming in for professional teeth cleaning treatments and, if necessary, more extensive periodontal cleanings. During a professional teeth cleaning treatment, your dentist focuses on the surfaces of your teeth and health of your gums, whereas a periodontal scaling, involves removing plaque from beneath your gum line. Root planing is also an effective treatment for gingivitis. This process involves your dentist smoothing the roots of your teeth to make it more difficult for plaque to deposit there. If gum disease progresses, you may experience symptoms such as red, swollen and tender gums, bleeding when you brush/floss, receding gums, gums separating from teeth to create pockets, changes in bite, and bad breath.
At Balmir-Thevenin & Associates, your 33776 dentist, our goal is to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your lifetime. We are committed to preventing the effects of gum disease and maintaining your oral health. To learn more, and for your preventive care appointment, call today.