Gum disease is no laughing matter

Gum disease affects about half of all adults in the US. Fortunately, with special dental treatments and diligent at-home care, you can reverse gum disease and prevent it from coming back.

At Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness, we take every aspect of your oral health very seriously. When we examine your mouth, we are checking for signs of tooth decay and Periodontal Disease, otherwise known as Gum Disease.

If we find signs of periodontal disease in your mouth, we will recommend a treatment and maintenance plan that will restore your oral health and keep your mouth healthy for the rest of your life.

Signs of Periodontal Disease

Gum disease rarely causes pain or presents with clear signs, so it is essential to see your dentists regularly for checkups and cleanings. However, if you do notice any of the following symptoms, you should contact us right away to schedule an examination:

    • bleeding gums every time you brush and floss
    • red, puffy, sensitive gums
    • loose teeth
    • receding gums
    • bad breath that doesn’t seem to go away with brushing and flossing

While these signs do not always indicate gum disease, they are always concerning, and you should have them checked out as soon as you are able.

What We can do about Gum Disease

You can prevent gum disease at home by brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and keeping up with your regularly scheduled dental checkups and cleanings. However, should your efforts at home not be sufficient to keep periodontal disease at bay, at Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness, we provide a number of periodontal disease treatments and maintenance services, including:

    • Deep cleaning
    • Root planing
    • Antibiotic therapy

We will tailor your treatment and maintenance plan to your specific needs and according to the severity of your periodontal disease. After you complete your treatment for gum disease, our dentists and team will schedule regular visits for you to receive periodontal maintenance, which will help prevent gum disease from returning.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Joe Chichetti or Dr. Reena Patel and learn more about periodontal maintenance in Charlotte, North Carolina, call Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness today at 704-233-3430.

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