High-Quality Periodontal Care
in Bentonville, AR

Periodontal disease, also known as moderate or severe gum disease, is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the gums and other tissues that support the teeth. It is caused by the accumulation of bacteria in the mouth, which can result in plaque and tartar collecting below the gumline and causing irreversible damage to the teeth and gums.

Our Bentonville dental team offers periodontal treatment that is designed to treat periodontitis effectively and have you smiling big again in no time. Contact our office today!

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What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease can range from mild gum inflammation (gingivitis) to more severe forms, such as periodontitis, and can lead to tooth, gum, and bone loss if left untreated. Symptoms of periodontal disease can include red, swollen, or tender gums, bleeding gums when brushing or flossing, bad breath, receding gums, loose teeth, and changes in bite or teeth alignment. In some cases, periodontal disease may also cause pain or sensitivity when eating or drinking hot or cold foods and beverages.

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How is periodontal disease treated?

Treatment for periodontal disease depends on the severity of the condition. For mild cases of gingivitis, regular dental cleanings and improved oral hygiene practices may be sufficient to reverse the condition. However, for more severe cases of periodontitis, treatment may include deep cleanings (scaling and root planing) performed by a qualified dentist, medication to reduce inflammation and infection, or surgery to repair damaged tissue or bone.

How can I prevent periodontal disease from developing?

Prevention is the best defense against periodontal disease. Regular brushing and flossing, along with professional dental cleanings, can help prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar. Other preventive measures include eating a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco use, and managing underlying health conditions that may increase the risk of periodontal disease, such as diabetes.

Visiting your local Bentonville dentist on a regular basis is crucial for maintaining positive oral health and keeping gum disease at bay. Contact our office to schedule your next visit!

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