Trust your friendly local Raleigh dentist, Dr. Drew, for all periodontal and gum disease treatment needs.(919) 230-4121
Gum disease is a common oral health condition that affects most adults at some point in their lives.
While it may appear as a small problem, it can have lasting effects on your smile. Schedule an appointment for gum disease treatment with Dr. Drew to restore your oral health.
Gum disease, commonly known as gingivitis, is a periodontal (gum) condition. It’s an infection of the gums and tissues that support your teeth. Because gingivitis is usually a painless condition, most patients don’t realize anything is wrong until the infection progresses to its advanced state, periodontitis.
If you’re experiencing any issues with your gums, be sure to visit or call our office today. Here are some of the common signs and symptoms of gum disease:
While the initial symptoms of gum disease are minor, signs of worsening gum disease (periodontitis) can be painful or severe. The signs can include:
Poor oral hygiene is the most common cause of gingivitis. Without proper brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar build-up on your teeth, leading to tooth decay and infections in the teeth or gums. Good at-home care and regular cleanings are your best defense against gingivitis. However, some health and lifestyle factors can increase your risk of developing gum disease. These factors include:
At our practice, Dr. Drew treats gum disease by performing scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning procedure. The procedure happens in two stages: scaling, which removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line. Next is root planing smoothes the surface of the tooth root, helping the gums reattach to the tooth.
At Julian S. Drew DDS, we accept most major dental insurance plans, including Metlife, Delta Dental, Ameritas, and Cigna. Call our office to see if we accept your insurance plan. Our friendly front desk staff is always available to take your questions. For your convenience, we also offer affordable financing through CareCredit.
Yes, walk-ins are welcome at our practice! We accept patients of all ages and look forward to caring for your children. Our office also offers same-day emergency appointments as scheduling permits to ensure our patients are seen as soon as possible!
You can trust Dr. Drew for the health of your teeth and gums. We offer gentle, friendly dental care to the community of Raleigh. Schedule your appointment for gum disease treatment at (919) 230-4121 today.
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