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How is gum disease treated?

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a potentially serious condition if left untreated. In our 68005 dental office, we offer comprehensive periodontal treatment to restore you to better oral health, save your teeth, and help prevent complications that can impact your heart and other body systems.

In the early stages, gum disease is referred to as gingivitis, and this can often be reversed with specialized cleanings and a more specific at-home brushing and flossing routine.

Treatment for Gingivitis

When gingivitis advances to periodontitis, treatment can include root planing and scaling. Scaling gets rid of plaque and tartar below the gumline, and planing smooths out the area to help gums reattach to your teeth or roots.

Signs of gum disease and gingivitis include:

  • Bad breath
  • Gum pocketing
  • Bleeding gums
  • Toothaches or jaw pain
  • Loose teeth

Because symptoms can be vague, it is important to visit your dentist for dental exams and teeth cleanings regularly. This lowers your risk for gum disease, and allows our dentist in Bellevue to catch it early when it is easier to treat successfully.

Contact Our Bellevue Dentist Office to Schedule Treatment

We have a lot of experience successfully treating gum disease in our dental office. If you notice any symptoms or have not visited the dentist in a while, please reach out to Kennedy Dental at (402) 291-3535 to schedule a comprehensive checkup.

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