Gum Disease: Be In the Know

Gum disease is a serious condition that, if left untreated, can result in teeth becoming loose and falling out. Know the signs and get gum disease treatment at Bethesda Dental Implant Center. Prevent gum disease and other oral health problems from developing further.

Signs of Gum Disease

There are several signs of gum disease to look out for:

  • Swollen, red, and tender gums
  • Mouth sores
  • New spaces between teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Change in bite
  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
  • Bad breath
  • Loose and separating teeth

Dr. Eskow make it their mission to provide their patients with the best dental care at Bethesda Dental Implant Center. There are surgical and non-surgical treatments that can prevent bone loss and improve gum health.

Non-Surgical Treatment

Treatments that do not require surgery include:

Routine Cleanings

Removing plaque and tartar from gums keeps them clean and free from factors that help gum disease develop.

Antimicrobial Rinses

Reducing the number of bacteria in the mouth is a great preventative measure against gum disease.

Chao Pinhole Treatment

This minimally invasive solution helps treat gum recession caused by gum disease without surgical incisions.

Surgical Treatment

Surgical treatments performed in-office include:

Gum Grafting

Gum grafting repairs gum recession and prevents tooth loss from gum disease. The process uses a thin piece of mouth tissue or biological tissue to cover tooth roots. This solution decreases tooth sensitivity and improves gum and tooth health.

Osseous Surgery

In some cases, to reduce the size of pockets in gums, osseous surgery may be needed. Prior to surgery, a deep clean or root scaling may be needed to clean buildup between teeth.

Periodontal Bone Grafting

This treatment helps to regenerate bone lost to gum disease. In bone grafting, prepared living tissue is implanted where bones are meant to be. Over time, this solution repairs gaps between teeth and improves oral health.

Learn more about your gum disease treatment options

Schedule an Appointment

Prevent gum disease from taking away your smile. For our Bethesda office, call (301) 200-5222. For our Washington, DC office, call (202) 644-9679. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.