Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that is focused on the study and treatment of the gum tissue. We provide periodontal care in Louisville, Kentucky to help you prevent and treat periodontal disease. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is typically characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. If left untreated, periodontal disease can destroy the gums and supporting bone.
Because the early stages of periodontal diseases are usually painless, it can be difficult to detect. Some of the signs and symptoms of developing periodontal disease include the following:
- Bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
- Increased space between teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Pus around the gums and teeth
- Receding gums around a tooth
- Red and inflamed gums
- Tenderness and discomfort
Aside from the risk of losing your permanent teeth, there are many health risks associated with periodontal disease. Our gum surgery and periodontal treatments will help you restore the health of your smile.
To prevent periodontal disease, patients should practice good oral hygiene, eat a balanced diet, and regularly visit us at McMillon Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for cleanings and exams. If you experience any pain or discomfort surrounding your teeth or gums, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule your visit with Dr. McMillon, our friendly dentist.