Treating Gum Disease

You are experiencing bleeding gums during your normal hygiene routine, and you don’t know what to do.

Bleeding gums can be an indication that there is a serious oral health issue developing in your mouth. In most cases, bleeding gums is a sign of gum disease. Gum disease affects the teeth, gums, and your overall health if not treated quickly and efficiently  The best way to determine if you have developed a complex dental problem is to visit our Knoxville dental office. General dentist, Dr. Pamela Cain offers a detailed, comprehensive exam to screen for complex dental problems during each visit to Today’s Dentistry in Knoxville, TN.

About Gum Disease

When there is excessive plaque build up on the teeth, it can make its way to the gum line, where it can cause irritation, bleeding, and sensitivity. When left untreated, gum disease can progress to periodontitis, which can affect the jawbone. In the most advanced stage of gum disease, patients can develop loose teeth which may result in tooth loss. It is important to schedule regular preventive care visit to our Knoxville dental office so that Dr. Cain can identify any complex dental problems and provide the appropriate treatment to restore health back into your smile. We also encourage patients to maintain a proper oral hygiene routine to avoid oral health issues like gum disease, cavities, and tooth decay.

Signs of Gum Disease:

  • Receding Gum Line
  • Halitosis (Bad Breath)
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Swollen Gums
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Shifting Teeth

Treating Gum Disease in Knoxville, TN

At Todays Dentistry, we believe that great oral health begins with a strong partnership between patient and dentist. Working together helps patients maintain a healthy smile by receiving the dental treatment they need. Through thorough examinations, detailed analysis, and personalized treatment planning, Dr. Cain takes the time to create a treatment plan that is specific to your dental needs. Depending on the severity and progression of gum disease, Dr. Cain may suggest a range of periodontal therapy treatments to restore your healthy smile.

  • Laser Dentistry
  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Surgical Procedure
  • Deep Teeth Cleaning
  • Anti-Bacterial Rinse

Dr. Cain may suggest one or more of the treatments listed above to improve your smile. In advanced cases, Dr. Cain may work in coordination with a highly skilled periodontist to get you the treatment you need.

Schedule a Dental Exam

Are you experiencing signs of gum disease? Visit Today’s Dentistry in Knoxville, TN for the treatment you need to eliminate gum disease and restore your healthy smile. Dr. Cain will work you to plan an effective treatment that is specific to your dental needs. Patients can schedule an appointment online or call our office.