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Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround your teeth and hold them in place. When one of our patients is experiencing gingivitis (mild gum irritation) or advanced gum disease (also known as periodontitis), we may refer them to a local, trusted periodontist. This is a dental specialist who focuses on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gums and the supporting tissues of your mouth.
Periodontists offer treatments like “deep scaling” and “root planing” which includes the deep cleaning of an infected root surface. A periodontist may also remove damaged tissues or conduct regenerative procedures that could reverse lost bone and tissue damage.
Certain health factors can put patients at higher risk for gum disease such as pregnancy, diabetes, heart disease, chronic respiratory disease, or having recently had cancer treatment or an organ replacement.
If you have gums that are swollen or puffy, feel tender when touched, or bleed easily, you could be experiencing gum disease. Other factors include bad breath or a pink-tinged toothbrush after brushing.
If you are experiencing any of the above health factors, give us a call at Carolina General and Cosmetic Dentistry.
At Carolina General & Cosmetic Dentistry, you can trust you are benefiting from the latest technological improvements in the dental and oral health field. Do not let bad prior experiences jeopardize your health today. We will take the time to get to know you, evaluate your situation, and work together to create a care plan that gives you peace of mind. Then we will use the best technology available to get the best results in the most comfortable manner possible.
Dr. Katherine Nicholson has been practicing dental medicine for more than 20 years. Known for both her expertise and kindness, she works to form trusting, long-term relationships with her patients. Dr. Nicholson understands that no two patients or situations are the same, and that's why she spends time getting to know you. She believes a personal relationship is the key to creating a care plan that improves your health and achieves your goals.
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