Healthy gums are the foundation to a healthy smile. Without healthy gums to support your teeth, your teeth can become loose, fall out, and cause bone loss. At Mountain Peak Dental, our dentists, Dr. Jeff Davidson and Dr. Lynn Seamons offer gum disease treatments for our patients in Hamilton, Montana, fighting gum disease.
Gum disease, which is an infection of the gum tissue in the mouth, is caused by the bacteria in plaque. Dental plaque is a sticky film which you remove when you brush and floss your teeth every day. If you don’t remove this bacterial film through daily oral care combined with annual dental cleanings, you can end up with gum disease. Signs that you may have gum disease include the following symptoms:
– Loosened teeth in your smile.
– Swollen, bleeding, and red gums.
– Pain when you chew your food.
– Persistent bad breath that just won’t go away.
– Teeth that appear longer due to gum recession.
If you are currently experiencing one or more of these symptoms, you may have gum disease. Please call 406-363-4010 to schedule a visit with one of our Mountain Peak Dental dentists for immediate treatment. Treatment for gum disease at our practice may include extra professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene care, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery.
Dr. Jeff Davidson and Dr. Lynn Seamons are happy to help you keep your smile healthy in Hamilton, Montana, and the neighboring communities of Corvallis, Darby, and Victor, Montana. We look forward to helping you achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles!