Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is the result of a bacterial infection in the gums that destroys the tissue that surrounds and supports the teeth. Gum disease treatment may be nonsurgical or surgical, depending on the stage of disease and your oral and overall health. The main goal of treatment is to control the infection.
Your dentist at Antigonish Family Dentistry checks for signs of gum disease as part of any routine check-up.
Make sure to schedule regular check-ups with your dentist and prioritize good oral hygiene habits at home to keep your gums healthy and happy.
What is the role of soft tissue management?
The main goal of soft tissue management is to control gum disease. Once we diagnose a patient with gum disease, we develop a personalized treatment plan to prevent the bacteria from progressing.
Usually, we'll schedule frequent hygiene appointments, deep cleanings, and specialized home care routines along with antibiotics to treat the condition.
Top 6 Signs You May Have Gum Disease
- Bleeding Gums
- Swollen Gums
- Tender Gums
- Mouth Sores
- Gums that appear bright purple or red-purple
- Persistent bad breath
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LocationAntigonish Family Dentistry
- Monday:08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Tuesday:08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Wednesday:08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Thursday:08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Friday:08:00 am - 04:30 pm
We can accommodate patients that want later appointments.