Many patients experience some stage of gum disease during their lifetime. With proper treatment, patients can avoid reaching the most advanced stage of gum disease called periodontitis. If you are experienced symptoms like bleeding gums, halitosis, swollen gums, or tooth sensitivity, then it may be time to schedule a visit with Dr. Brent Blaylock.
Dr. Blaylock is a restorative and cosmetic dentist in Durham, NC, who provides complete, comprehensive dental care for patients in need of dental services. Dr. Blaylock recommends that patients visit his office for preventive care exams at least twice a year. During a preventive care exam, Dr. Blaylock performs routine screenings for gum disease and other complex dental problems. Catching gum disease early may give patients the option of receiving a quick, and noninvasive treatment to treat their teeth. The longer you wait to get treated, the more likely you will need invasive, lengthy treatment to eliminate gum disease from your smile.
Treatments For Gum Disease In Durham, NC
Dr. Blaylock offers a wide range of periodontal therapy services to treat patients with gum disease. The type and length of your treatment depend on the specific stage of your gum disease. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease and can sometimes be reversed with an extensive deep cleaning of the teeth and gums called scaling and root planing. In the most advanced and aggressive stage of gum disease, deep pockets form around the teeth, causing your teeth to shift, and may eventually result in tooth loss. If there is extensive damage to the teeth and gums, gum surgery may need to repair damaged tissue. If patients need to replace missing teeth, Dr. Blaylock offers a range of teeth replacement solutions. The goal of treatment is to maintain the integrity of your smile and equip patients with the tools they need to improve their smile.
Schedule An Appointment
If you are noticed any signs of gum disease, or you are due for a preventive care exam, don’t hesitate to contact our Durham, NC dental office. Patients can contact our Durham dentist office to schedule an appointment or schedule an appointment online.