You Can’t Have Healthy Teeth Without Healthy Gums

Dr. Crowe on Gum Disease Read Transcript

While you may worry about cavities, gum disease (periodontal disease) is actually a more pervasive problem in adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of adults in the U.S. have some form of it. In addition to being common, it is:

  • Often not obvious in its earliest stages. You may not have any warning signs, such as pain or bleeding gums. So you may not consult us as soon as you should.
  • Progressive. We can often treat early stages of it, called gingivitis, with nothing more than a dental cleaning. But it can progress quickly to a more advanced stage called periodontitis.
  • Damaging. It is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

Dr. David Crowe of Smile Advanced Dental Care checks you for signs of gum disease during every dental exam in our New Braunfels, TX dentist office. If he finds it, we treat it with a deep cleaning treatment. And we’ll educate you on home oral care that can help prevent gum disease in the future.

Worried about gum disease? You don’t have to be. Call Smile Advanced Dental Care in New Braunfels, TX at 830-476-5112 to schedule a dental exam with Dr. David Crowe.

Here’s How We Get Rid of Gum Disease

Gum disease is caused by plaque that collects around your gumline, causing your gums to become tender and inflamed. This early stage is called gingivitis. If plaque isn’t removed, your gums can pull away from your teeth, creating “pockets” where bacteria causes infection. As your body tries to fight the infection, the connective tissue that holds your teeth in place can break down, putting your teeth at risk. This later stage is called periodontitis.

In a deep cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing, we’ll remove plaque and bacteria from pockets in gum tissue and smooth your tooth roots to help prevent further infection.

If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, call Smile Advanced Dental Care at 830-476-5112. Or use our online form to make an appointment at Smile Advanced Dental Care in New Braunfels, TX. In addition to New Braunfels, TX, we serve the nearby communities of Seguin, TX; Marion, TX; and Schertz, TX. Our personalized care has made us “best dentist” in the annual New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Readers’ Choice survey for five years in a row. Dr. David Crowe also appeared on a list of Super Dentists in Texas Monthly Magazine.

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