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Gum Disease Treatment – Lincoln, NE

Getting Your Oral Health On The Right Track

Have you noticed that your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth? This is one of many signs that gum disease is developing. It’s one of the most common oral health problems in the nation, and according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every two adults suffers from it. That’s why, at Weber Family Dentistry, we offer individualized gum disease treatment plans to help preserve your smile and restore your oral health.

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What is Gum Disease?

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Gum disease can occur for a variety of reasons, but the most common is due to poor oral hygiene. When tartar and plaque build up in your mouth, it allows harmful oral bacteria to thrive and produce inflammation-causing toxins that can infect your gums. As the issue progresses, it can cause more serious symptoms and even result in permanent tooth loss if left untreated.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

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There are several symptoms of gum disease that patients can experience, depending on how advanced their condition is. Some of these include:

  • Tender, swollen, or red gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Dental sensitivity
  • Receding gums
  • Loose or shifting permanent teeth
  • Permanent tooth loss

If you experience any of the following, be sure to contact our office immediately to schedule a checkup. Your dentist in Lincoln will conduct a thorough examination and determine whether your symptoms are related to gum disease.

Gum Disease Treatments

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At Weber Family Dentistry, we offer several different gum disease treatment options, depending on our findings and diagnosis. They can be combined to be extra effective at reversing or relieving your symptoms.

Antibiotic Therapy

To help control the infection and the number of harmful oral bacteria in your mouth, we offer antibiotic therapy. It’s a prescription that we typically offer in a gel or pill-form to give your gums a chance to completely heal and fight off the effects of the toxins.

Scaling & Root Planing

You may have heard of scaling and root planing referred to as a deep cleaning before. This is a two-appointment process where our team will thoroughly clean along the surface and gumline of your teeth, as far down as the pockets of your gums. During the second appointment, we will smooth out the roots of your teeth to give them a chance to healthily reattach to your teeth, protecting them from becoming damaged by harmful oral bacteria.

If you have any questions or concerns about gum disease, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team will be more than happy to provide you with all of the information you need so you can get your oral health back on the right track.