Your gums are the foundation of your smile. At Town Center Dental of LaGrange, we help patients realize the importance of optimal gum health. While we are meticulous about evaluating your gum health with general dentistry, we also have the ability to treat your gums if they are infected or diseased. Dr. Paes understands the devastating effects that gum disease can have, and he is equipped to restore your oral health with affordable and advanced treatment options.
Untreated gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. It has been linked to several serious medical conditions, including stroke, heart disease, diabetes and premature birth. Town Center Dental of LaGrange is proud to help patients avoid these consequences by offering effective periodontal therapy in our office. Whether you have mild gum disease (gingivitis) or advanced periodontitis, Dr. Paes is qualified to reverse or manage your condition.
Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease
While there are certain risk factors for gum disease, including family history and tobacco use, most gum disease begins with poor oral hygiene. When plaque and bacteria are not properly removed with routine brushing and flossing, they can accumulate along the tooth roots and lead to infection in the gum tissues. The first stages of gum disease are the most easily treated. However, when gum disease is not addressed, the gums begin to recede and form deep pockets around the tooth roots. This harbors further bacteria and puts the surrounding bone at risk for infection as well. At its most advanced stages, gum disease can cause tooth instability and tooth loss.
Recognizing the symptoms of gum disease is important. If you are suffering from the following, call Town Center Dental of LaGrange for periodontal therapy:
- Persistent bad breath
- Red or swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Receding gums
Whether we are restoring your gum health or enhancing your smile appearance, you can trust our Lagrangeville dental practice for superior, patient-centered care. We have the unique ability to give each member of your family a comfortable and rewarding dental care experience. Regardless of the condition of your oral health or the size of your dental care budget, we make it possible to gain the smile you deserve without extra stress.
Contact Town Center Dental of LaGrange today to schedule your gum disease evaluation with Dr. Paes.