If you didn’t already know, poor gum health affects roughly half of all American adults and only becomes more prominent in older populations. To find out what you can do to improve your gum health and determine if you are in need of a gum disease treatment, call Tulip Tree Dental Care at 574-208-5668 to book a consultation with our skilled team.
We offer a wide variety of general dentistry services and much more at our South Bend, IN dentist office for your convenience. We can handle the majority of all dental needs under one roof so you won’t have to waste time and money visiting a dentist only to be referred to a specialist.
Given that February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month, now is a great time to visit your dentist and find out if your smile foundation is in need of some extra care.
To make paying for treatments a little less financially stressful, we accept a variety of payment options. We can even come up with a custom in-house financing plan just for you!
We also make booking your visits a little more convenient because we offer some flexible hours that many other dentist offices don’t. For your convenience, we open earlier than nine-to-five dentists starting at 8:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and also stay late until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Get A Gum Disease Treatment Evaluation From Us
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, may be very common, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not a big deal. Periodontal troubles are a leading cause of tooth loss in adults and can cause a whole variety of other troublesome issues.
If you fear you may be developing gum disease, you should visit a professional for a proper evaluation. That said, if you are showing any of the following symptoms, you may have periodontal disease:
- Gums that bleed easily when you brush and/or floss
- Chronic and/or persistent bad breath despite no obvious cause
- Adult teeth that feel loose
- Tenderness and swelling of the gums
- Gums that are getting redder in color compared to a healthy pink color
- A gumline that has receded and left tooth roots exposed
- Teeth that are sensitive to hot or cold foods and drinks
But on top of the dental troubles that gum disease can cause or make worse, there are some other larger health problems that the condition has been linked to. Researchers are still working to better understand these connections, but studies show there is most likely a link between gum disease and:
- Respiratory infections
- Cardiovascular disease
Obviously, these are some pretty serious problems. Don’t assume that the only problem your gum disease is causing is bad breath. You could be hurting your overall health by not taking better care of your gums and mouth.
If we do determine that you have periodontal disease, we will treat it as soon as possible to minimize the damage and restore the health of your smile foundation. We use two special techniques to address gum disease called:
- Scaling, which allows us to scrape away plaque and tartar buildup from your tooth roots so the inflammation will stop and your gums will heal
- Root planing, which smooths out the surface of your tooth roots, making them less hospitable to the bad bacteria that cause gum disease
So you’ll know precisely what to expect, we will explain the treatment before we begin and answer any questions that you may have. We want to help you feel as comfortable as possible when you are in our care, so please don’t hesitate to ask questions or discuss anything related to your oral health with us.
Our friendly team will greet you warmly each time you arrive at our dentist office. Your comfort is a top priority for us and we offer a variety of amenities to help you relax, including:
- Soft pillows
- Cozy blankets
- TVs and music to help relax and distract you
We can also provide some tips for proper oral hygiene so you can do your part to fight gum disease and other oral health issues.
To ensure that your gums are healthy, pink, and beautiful, book a gum disease treatment evaluation with our professional team at Tulip Tree Dental Care. Call 574-208-5668, swing by our South Bend, IN dentist office in person during our business hours, or use our simple online form to schedule or ask one of our friendly team members questions.