Gum Disease

Restore Your Oral Health With Gum Disease Treatment

Oral care is an important step in reducing the risk of gum disease. This infection is a serious concern for several reasons. Not only does gum disease have the potential to cost you a lifelong smile, this condition also puts you at risk for a number of medical conditions.

At Hebron Smiles, we place a high priority on patient education. During your initial visit with us, we become familiar with your teeth and gums so that we may assess your risk for gum disease. Our hygienist performs a thorough cleaning that removes plaque and tartar, substances that harbor harmful bacteria that weaken gum tissue. Additionally, we discuss the oral care and lifestyle habits that promote healthy teeth and gums, all with the goal of keeping your smile healthy for life.

What causes gum disease?

Infection in the gums can stem from a number of factors. Oral hygiene is a primary factor that we look at during routine visits. Many people benefit from a demonstration on how to brush and floss effectively. Additionally, diet and lifestyle have a major effect on gum health. Habits like alcohol and tobacco use can increase your risk, as can certain medications. Women may have a greater risk for gum disease due to fluctuation of hormones, which increases with oral contraceptives or pregnancy.

Early intervention is optimal

Routine dental care is crucial to the prevention of gum disease because the early signs of this condition are easy to miss. Often, patients do not seek care until infection has reached an advanced stage. Ideally, treatment will be conducted during the early stage of gingivitis, when only superficial tissue is involved. With a deep cleaning, scaling and root planing, we seek to remove unhealthy bacteria, plaque, and tartar from the gum line and, when necessary, below.

Treatment for gum disease is a must. Without proper care, infection progresses into periodontitis, in which the ligament and bone that stabilizes teeth, become involved. Advanced infection can result in tooth loss, something we would prefer to help our patients avoid.

Dr. Adnan Saleem best dentist in Carrollton, TX

Adnan Saleem, DMD - Hebron Smiles

Dr. Adnan Saleem, having graduated with a DMD degree from Temple University School of Dentistry began his career as a general dentist. For over a decade he has continued to advance his education and skillset through numerous training courses and his membership with Modern study club. Dr. Saleem is known for treating his patients both respectfully and compassionately. Connect with Dr. Adnan Saleem on Linkedin.

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What is gum disease?
Gum disease is one of those things that we in the dental profession call silent killers.

What are the main causes of gum disease?
Gum disease is mostly caused by improper oral hygiene when over time plaque and tartar builds up and that nasty bacteria will start damaging your gums and bone.

What are the first signs of gum disease?
– Bleeding when they brush or floss
– Bad breath that persists regardless of brushing and flossing
– Shrinking gums

Why should I choose your practice for my gum disease treatment?
At Hebron Smiles we want to help you prevent these problems and take care of your teeth and gums, so you have healthy teeth for the rest of your life.

Protect your smile! Contact Hebron Smiles in Carrollton for your dental exam and cleaning.