What is gum treatment?

Dr. Romeo and Dr. Cardenas are committed to taking care of your entire smile, which includes the gums and soft tissues inside of your mouth. When decay or damage affects your gums, we are pleased to offer multiple treatment options. This includes scaling and root planing, two deep cleaning methods, as well as suggestions on how to improve your dental hygiene and any necessary medications that may reduce infection. The most common gum condition our dentists treat is gum disease.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is an infection of the gums caused by decay and bacteria inside of your mouth. It causes your gums to become inflamed and eventually disintegrate, leading to gum loss. If gum disease is left untreated, you are even at risk of losing a tooth and eventually the strength of your bone tissue. We offer gum treatment to save your smile and help alleviate pain.

Do I have gum disease?

You may have some form of gum disease in Macclenny, Florida, if you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Bleeding gums, especially when brushing and flossing
  • Tender, swollen, unusually red gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Lumps or cysts on the gums
  • A receding gum line

We are able to diagnose gum disease and treat it. If you are worried about the state of your gums or if you have any questions, please contact our dental office today. We hope to offer you fast, effective treatments you can feel confident in.