Swollen Gums?

If Your Gums Are Swollen And Sore, Call Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

If you are worried about swollen gums or an aching tooth, you’re are not alone. You should have your symptoms checked out right away, because they could be a sign of gum disease, a serious but treatable condition at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas.

Gum disease is progressive. Before it reaches the advanced stage it is called gingivitis, which is inflammation in the gums. An early sign of gingivitis is bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth.

Gingivitis develops when plaque is not adequately removed from your teeth. You remove it by brushing and flossing. The good news is that gingivitis is easily reversible. If you’re diagnosed with it, you need to step up your brushing and flossing, and get a professional cleaning by a dental hygienist.

Advanced gum disease develops when gingivitis is not treated. Toxins build up in the plaque on your teeth and invade gum tissue. Not only that, it gets into the bone and ligaments that support the teeth. The teeth can actually become loose.

Severe cases may require surgery, but first is a non-surgical treatment called scaling and root planing, or SRP. We scrape plaque and tartar off the surfaces of your teeth and root surfaces. From there, any roughness on the roots is smoothed to prevent bacteria from accumulating there.

It usually takes more than one appointment to complete SRP. But once it’s over, the gums will heal and reattach to the teeth. After a few weeks we’ll evaluate the procedure to determine whether additional treatment is necessary.

Gum disease can be avoided with proper dental care. Like we always say, brush and floss twice a day to maintain good dental health. Patients from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood have sought gum disease treatment at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas. We also offer complete general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Dallas dentist Dr. Howard Kessner has been providing exceptional cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, general dentistry and so much more for more than 45 years to patients in and around the Dallas, Texas area. He also offers free second opinions to anyone facing major dental procedures. Located near the Prestonwood neighborhood, he serves patients from all over the DFW Metroplex including the communities of North Dallas, Richardson, and Plano, TX, students and faculty from the University of Texas Dallas and zip codes 75080, 75093, 75248, 75252 and 75287. https://www.drkessner.com/

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Dallas, TX 75248
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