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Irritated and infected gum tissue is a sign of gingivitis, or gum disease. Keeping your gums healthy is vital to maintaining a beautiful smile and avoiding a higher risk for some serious health issues. The majority of adults above thirty will experience some level of gum disease that can impact their health. Our dental experts at Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces in San Antonio offer treatment for gum disease to improve your oral health.

Brushing and flossing removes food particles and bacteria from the teeth, but it can be difficult to reach every area in the mouth. Bacteria can hide between teeth or in crevices, creating plaque and tartar on the teeth. If tartar remains on the teeth, this can cause irritation and infection of the gum tissues. The gum tissue around teeth with tartar can become red, swollen and tender and may bleed easily and begin to recede away from teeth. These are all signs of gum disease, or gingivitis, which can lead to bone or tooth loss, as well as higher risks for health problems.

Stopping Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease

Prevention and early treatment are key to minimizing the damage and risks of gum disease. Excellent oral care at home and routine teeth cleanings at your dentist can help prevent gingivitis. When the signs of gum disease are present, early treatment can stop or even reverse gingivitis or the beginning stages of periodontal disease. Our team at Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces offers deep teeth cleanings to remove tartar and bacteria and treatment for gum infections. For receded gums, we can provide root planing and scaling to remove tartar buildup from below the gum line.

Gum disease puts your smile and health at risk. Routine dental care is the best way to prevent gingivitis, but early detection and treatment can stop gum disease from progressing. Contact our team at Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces to schedule your next teeth cleaning and checkup if you have signs of gingivitis or gum disease. We offer effective treatment for gum disease at our clinics in San Antonio.