Town East Dental Group

Is gum treatment necessary?

Gum treatment is necessary to save your teeth and prevent systemic health complications if you're diagnosed with gingivitis or gum disease.

Your dentist in Mesquite, TX, provides comprehensive gum disease treatment to stop disease progression, save your teeth, and prevent known complications.

Gingivitis and Gum Disease

Gingivitis is early gum disease. In this stage, the infections and inflammation are limited to the soft tissues and have yet to invade the bone. Therefore, your dentist can reverse gum disease at this stage and restore your oral health.

When gingivitis is not treated, it graduates to irreversible gum disease, which we can still treat to prevent complications like tooth loss, heart health issues, and lung complications. Studies even link the untreated disease to specific types of dementia and autoimmune conditions.

With regular dental care, your dentist can diagnose gum disease in the gingivitis stage, which is one of the reasons preventive dentistry is so crucial.

If you notice any of the following, we encourage you to arrange a visit with the dentist:

  • Receding gums or pocketing
  • Bleeding gums or irritation
  • Bad breath that recurs

Gum Treatment Costs

Gum therapy costs vary because protocols are always customized to address your level of disease activity. For example, one patient may need deep cleaning, while another needs an extraction or a different course of action. However, your dentist will let you know the costs before starting therapy.

Contact our dental team today to arrange an assessment.

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