New Orleans Gum Disease Treatment
Trust James A. Campo, DDS to Treat Periodontal Disease
If gum disease is caught early, we can avoid virtually all long-term effects. At James A. Campo, DDS, our attentive dentist and professional team will measure your gum pockets at every dental cleaning to keep track of your gum line and stay aware of the condition of your gums. Gum disease, especially in its earliest stages, is easily treated and managed, as long as we take proactive measures to protect your gums.
Schedule your free initial new patient exam and full mouth series of X-rays (ADA codes 0150, 0210 - value of $195) today. Contact our New Orleans dentist office at (504) 264-6046.
Choose One of New Orleans’ Top Dentists
Our reputation for providing attentive, compassionate dental services has earned us a loyal following of patients and recognition as one of New Orleans’ top dentists. For more than 15 years, we have worked carefully at protecting our patients’ teeth and gums from disease, decay, and cancers. Early detection of these types of issues can mean the difference between a radiant smile and tooth loss.
You may have early stages of periodontal disease if you notice:
- Pain or excessive bleeding while brushing
- Recession of your gum at the base of your teeth
- Red or inflamed gums
Advanced periodontal disease presents with symptoms such as:
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
- Constantly bleeding gums
- Visible lesions on your gums
Confronting Gum Disease
Your treatment options for gum disease depend on the progression of the infection. Gingivitis, an early form of gum disease, can be effectively treated with an in-office deep cleaning. With continued good dental hygiene at home and regular dental visits, gingivitis should go away on its own.
Some gum disease can be halted through a process called scaling and root planing. Because the bacteria has crept down the sides of your teeth, the sensitive gums pull away from the tooth. This causes pockets and gaps between your teeth and gums. These gaps leave your teeth open to decay, which can spread down into the actual jawbone. Scaling and root planing can clear your teeth of this buildup of plaque, giving your gums the chance to re-adhere to your teeth and close up the pockets.
Surgery may be a necessity for severe gum disease. Talk to our New Orleans dentist today by scheduling a visit at (504) 264-6046.