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What can be done for Arden area patients with swollen gum tissue?

Swollen gum tissue is generally a sign of a serious problem that requires the assistance of a quality dental team. Dr. Christopher Port of the Asheville Smile Center helps patients in and around the community of Arden when concerns arise. Swollen, red, and inflamed gum tissue is typically a sign of periodontal disease.

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Periodontal disease is a condition that is caused by an infection. Sometimes referred to as gum disease, it can affect the gum tissue, bone, and teeth. Early intervention is necessary to reverse the condition, as it can become a permanent problem once it advances into the later stages. This is why patients are encouraged to see their dentist at least twice a year for professional cleanings, a check-up, and x-rays if needed.

Periodontal disease is characterized by swollen and bleeding gums, loose teeth, and pockets in the gum tissue. Underneath the gums, the bone of the jaw may also begin to disintegrate. Patients may notice persistent bad breath, pain, discoloration, and shrinking gum tissue as the condition gets worse. The earlier a dentist intervenes, the more likely patients will be able to enjoy a healthier smile over time. During the earlier stages of periodontal disease, it can be reversed, while the later stages can only be controlled for the rest of one’s life.

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Dr. Christopher Port provides scaling and root planing, as well as antibiotics when patients come to his practice with periodontal disease. Cleaning the surfaces of the teeth and gums is done to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria. Antibiotics can help with treating the infection itself, and patients receive a thorough education on the best ways to care for the smile between dental visits.

If you are interested in learning more about periodontal disease and the early signs to look out for, contact Dr. Christopher Port today. His team of professionals is here to assist in rejuvenating the health and wellness of the smile even when problems do occur. The team of the Asheville Smile Center regularly welcomes new and existing families to the practice and is excited to meet with you!

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