Gum Disease

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Lakeside Dental Care is dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care, including the treatment of gum disease. Our experienced team of dental professionals is highly trained and equipped to diagnose and treat the early stages of gum disease, also known as gingivitis, as well as more advanced cases. We believe that early detection and intervention are key to avoiding more serious oral health problems and ensuring a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

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What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an inflammation of the gums that can lead to damage to the tissue and bones supporting the teeth. It is a common condition that affects many people, but can often go undetected in its early stages. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth and gums. When plaque is not removed through regular brushing and flossing, it can harden into tartar, which can only be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist. If left untreated, gum disease can cause gums to pull away from the teeth, creating pockets that can become infected. This can lead to the destruction of the supporting tissue and bone, causing teeth to become loose and potentially leading to tooth loss. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings are important in preventing and treating gum disease.

Gum Disease Symptoms

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard foods
  • Chronic bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
  • Receding gums, causing teeth to look longer
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Pus between the teeth and gums
  • A change in the way teeth fit together when biting
  • A change in the fit of partial dentures
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Receding Gums

Receding gums occur when the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away, exposing more of the tooth and the root. This can make the teeth look longer and can create pockets between the gums and teeth where bacteria can accumulate. Receding gums are a common symptom of gum disease. Receding gums can also be caused by other factors, such as genetics, hormonal changes, aggressive tooth brushing, and grinding or clenching of the teeth. It is important to seek treatment for receding gums as soon as possible, as the exposed roots can be sensitive and prone to decay. In addition, the loss of gum tissue and supporting bone can compromise the stability of the teeth and make them more susceptible to further damage and loss.

We understand the importance of healthy gums and a beautiful smile. That’s why we offer comprehensive gum disease and receding gum treatment to help our patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health. During your appointment, our experienced team will thoroughly evaluate your oral health, including a thorough examination of your gums and teeth, to determine the best course of treatment for you.

At Lakeside Dental Care, our team is dedicated to helping our patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Whether you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease or receding gums or simply looking for a trusted dental practice for routine care, we are here to help. Our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you receive the highest quality treatment and that you leave our office with a beautiful, healthy smile. So why wait? If you are ready to take the first step towards a healthy, beautiful smile, contact Lakeside Dental Care to schedule your appointment. Our team is ready to help you achieve the picture-perfect smile you have always dreamed of.

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390 Jefferson Ave, Orange Park, FL 32065