Gum Disease Treatment

As highly experienced Lexington dentists, Drs. Seth and Morgan Chambers believe in educating people about gum disease because we understand how gum disease can negatively impact day to day life.  Approximately 75% of the population in the U.S. has gum disease or gingivitis, the precursor to gum disease. This is an alarming number considering that there is no cure for gum disease. However, there are ways to manage gum disease in order to prevent its progression.

Gum disease is initially signified by bleeding gums when brushing, bad breath and sensitive gums. Your hygienist will recognize the presence of gum disease before you go through diagnostic testing. When left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and has been linked to a variety of diseases, such as stroke and heart attack.   Early detection at the stage of gingivitis is critical to prevent the progression of the disease. Early treatment is highly advisable to prevent complications from the progression of the disease.

The Causes of Gum Disease:

There are several reasons why you may be affected by gum disease, including:

  • Poor oral hygiene, meaning that plaque from your teeth is not removed daily with the assistance of tooth brushing and flossing
  • Metabolic and hormone changes may disrupt the organic balance in the mouth, meaning your oral cavity is more susceptible to unhealthy biofilm 
  • Layers of bacteria
  • Certain medical conditions may lead to gum disease, such as kidney disease
  • Inhibited saliva flow, sometimes referred to as dry mouth syndrome, contributes to gum disease

Drs. Seth and Morgan Chambers are genuinely committed to educating people about the prevention and treatment of gum disease. Please feel free to contact us anytime to schedule a consultation.