Gum Disease Therapy in Lynchburg

Treat your gum disease with dedicated therapy from Peery Family Dentistry!

Dr. James M. Peery, Jr. and Dr. James M. Peery III take gum disease very seriously. More than 80 percent of the population will experience some form of the condition at some point during their lifetime. The staff at Peery Family Dentistry checks for signs of gum disease during each general family dentistry appointment, but problems can often arise quickly. If you suspect that there might be something wrong with your overall oral health, please do not hesitate to call us. We'll schedule an appointment and perform gum disease therapy if we think it could benefit you.

Some signs of gum disease can only be noticed by a trained dental professional. However, your need for gum disease therapy may make itself evident to you. Symptoms of gum disease can include:

  • gums that bleed when you brush your teeth.
  • tender or sensitive gums.
  • bad breath that lingers, despite normal brushing habits.
  • gums that have noticeably receded.
  • loose teeth.

Each of these possible indicators is worrisome, and you'll need immediate dental attention to counteract the progression of gum disease. If left to its own devices, gum disease can even cause your teeth to fall out! Gum disease therapy from Peery Family can help your condition and keep your smile whole and happy.

But I practice normal dental hygiene!

Unfortunately, regular brushing and flossing can only do so much. Decay-causing bacteria naturally reside in our mouths and can cause gum disease. When these germs find their way into spaces where toothbrushes and mouthwash can't reach, they begin attacking your gums. This can result in the formation of deep pockets, or abscesses, between a tooth and the gum line. Gum Disease therapy from Peery Family Dentistry could reverse the progression of this problem.

Dr. James M. Peery, Jr. or Dr. James M. Peery III can use root planing and scaling to remove some of the contaminants from your gums. During this procedure, your Peery Family Dentistry professional can go into the deep pockets of your mouth to eliminate some of the bacteria. Please note that it may not be possible for any gum disease therapy procedure to totally eradicate these germs. However, taking action can prolong the health of the tissue and enable you to retain your natural teeth for a longer amount of time.

Please call Peery Family Dentistry immediately if you think you might be suffering from gum disease. Our staff is ready to help those in need with gum disease therapy. We see patients for gum disease therapy from Lynchburg, Madison Heights, Woodland, Montview, Miller Park, and other Virginia areas. If you're nervous about going to the dentist, ask us about our sedation dentistry methods to help ease your anxiety.

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