Nonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment
If your gums are sensitive or bleed when you brush or floss, contact Dental Care Center of South Kansas City to learn if you could benefit from a nonsurgical gum disease treatment Kansas City, MO area!
Dr. Gregory A. Stiver and our professional dental team will keep your whole mouth healthy with general dentistry services and more at our Kansas City, MO dental office! For example, we offer new patients a full dental cleanings and dental exams with X-rays for just $79!
Gum recession treatment, as far as what we would do within the office, is the very first thing I'm going to do is go after the cause of it. What is causing those gums to recede? There's usually a couple things. One is, the one that you've heard the most, is, 'Oh, you're brushing too hard. You're creating toothbrush abrasion.' That does happen. I think that one's blamed a lot more than it really is for the reasons. The truth of the matter is why most gums tend to recede is: One, it's either a disease process where the patient has allowed the accumulation of plaque and tartar to build up on the teeth. That's bacteria. When that bacteria gives off toxins it causes the gums to respond by becoming inflamed, which we would call gingivitis, and then that progresses into the next steps of further deterioration. What we'll do is we'll go in and treat the gum disease, educate that patient, and get them into a program that is able to control that gum disease in the future. The other thing that tends to cause gum recession is, and this is a big one, I think this is probably one of the biggest, is when teeth hit wrong. When you sit there and you just pound on a tooth all day long because it's just not quite in place. That would be the same analogy as if you had like a steel fence post and you sit in in concrete, and then you take a hammer and you beat on top of that fence post. You're not necessarily hurting that fence post, but what happens is that concrete breaks down. Well, in this case, if you're hitting real hard on a tooth, what happens is the bone takes that stress and pulls away from it, and when it does, the gums follow it. Usually, recession is related to either a gum disease process going on, a tooth hitting too hard, or toothbrush abrasion.
Our Gum Disease Treatment Options Go Easy On Your Gums
If you visit our Kansas City, MO dental office and are showing signs of gum disease, we will treat the issue right away to restore your healthy mouth! We offer different dental treatment options to fit your particular needs, including:
- A simple dental cleaning to resolve mild cases and prevent gum disease from returning
- Special deep-cleaning processes called scaling and root planing to remove bacteria and buildup from underneath your gums and around your teeth
All of these dental services are painless, but we can numb your mouth with an anesthetic for optimum comfort. We can also provide various amenities to make your visit more pleasant, including:
- Pillows and blankets
- TVs and headphones in every care room
- Dental sedation to relieve dental anxiety
Understanding Gum Diseases
Gum disease is a common affliction caused by an infection in your gums. It often goes undiagnosed because it can be symptomless in its early stages. That said, if you notice any of the following symptoms, you are likely suffering from gum diseases and should seek help as soon as possible:
- Red gums
- Swollen gums
- Tender gums
- Bleeding gums
- Chronic bad breath
- Gums that are pulling away from the teeth
- Loose or shifting teeth
Dr. Gregory Stiver finished his Doctorate Degree of Dental Surgery in Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1984 and then established Dental Care Center of South Kansas City in 1986. Dr. Gregory Stiver also has advanced education in IV sedation and dental implants, he can provide advanced dental sedation and tooth replacement.
No matter your situation, we will provide a gentle solution!
Give your smile a healthy foundation with a gum disease treatment from Dental Care Center of South Kansas City – call our Kansas City, MO dental office at 816-399-5539 or use our online form to schedule or ask questions about our gum disease treatment Kansas City, MO area!