Bleeding, sore, or tender gums are not normal. These symptoms could be signs of gum disease. Dr. Kenneth Weddell has over 30 years of dental experience and is fully capable of diagnosing and treating your gum problems. Bloomington gum disease treatment from Weddell Dental will:Dr. Kenneth Weddell on Gum Disease Treatment Read Transcript
Gum disease is a serious problem. Studies show about a third of the people of the adults in our world have gum disease, so it's there and it's important that we measure at your cleanings. We measure them six months later to make sure that we're stable and it's not getting worse, because it's gradual and slow enough that by the time we notice it visually, it's advanced. But by measuring each appointment and comparing the measurements with what we've done before, we can stop it so much sooner and treat it so much sooner. Get the bacteria out, keep it out, and help people with home care. Maybe everything is looking good but one area, which we know because we've been measuring. By measuring that area, we can keep track of it and try and improve it, because we don't wanna lose the bone support that's holding the teeth in there. That's very important. Genetics is part of it. We can't change people’s genetics, so we have to change their habits, and unfortunately it's more important for some people than others. That's not fair, but I can't change their genetics, so it's very important that we maintain it and do everything we can to help people out by taking care of their gums for them.
- Rid your mouth of disease-causing bacteria
- Help prevent future reinfection
- Restore health to your gums
- Help you smile with confidence knowing that your gums are healthy
Left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Call us today at 952-679-1365 to schedule an appointment with Weddell Dental. We are located at 8900 Penn Ave. S., Ste. 211 – not far from I-35W. New patients can take advantage of our $25 exam and X-ray offer.
Get Comfortable Treatment For Your Gums
We treat gum disease with a standard method called scaling and root planing. You can think of it as a deep cleaning for your gums. We’ll use special instruments to get beneath the gumline and clear out harmful pockets of bacteria between your teeth roots and gums. Then we’ll smooth out rough patches on the roots where bacteria like to cling.
Although nearly half of Americans will have some form of gum disease, it is entirely preventable in most cases. Good dental hygiene habits like flossing daily and brushing your teeth twice a day, and seeing your dentist regularly, can keep your gums disease-free.
Don’t Ignore the Signs of Gum Disease
Our mouths are home to many different types of bacteria. Bad bacteria can get beneath your gumline and cause inflammation and infection. Over time, the infection disturbs the bone beneath your gums, and eventually your teeth can become loose or even fall out. We already mentioned the most common signs of gum disease – bleeding, sore, or tender gums – but you might also experience:
- Swollen gums
- Chronic bad breath
- Teeth or partial dentures that feel loose
- Bite changes
- Nothing at all
Nothing at all? Yes. Nothing at all. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, frequently goes undetected until it becomes severe. To catch it early, be sure to see Dr. Weddell at least twice a year for your teeth cleanings and dental exams.
Don’t let your gums be the reason you lose your teeth. Call Weddell Dental today at 952-679-1365 to schedule an appointment for Bloomington gum disease treatment. You can also make an appointment .