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Protect Your Smile: Preventing and Managing Gum Problems

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Say Goodbye to Gum Issues with Our Effective Methods

Gum troubles are any conditions that negatively impact the soft tissues that support and surround your teeth, your gums. From small difficulties like poor breath or bleeding gums to more serious illnesses like gum disease, which can result in tooth loss if left untreated, gum problems can range in severity.


Gum disease, which is the most prevalent gum issue, is brought on by bacteria that infect the gums and inflame them. If gum disease is not treated, it can worsen and destroy the bone and connective tissues that support your teeth, which could result in tooth loss.

Obtain a thorough treatment for gum disease

Periodontal disease, often known as gum disease, is a bacterial infection that affects the gums and, if left untreated, can result in the loss of bone supporting your teeth.

Whether you are dealing with early-stage gingivitis symptoms or severe damage brought on by protracted gum disease, our knowledgeable team can offer treatment.

You can either book a consultation online or by phoning us at to do so. 602-861-3700

Treatments for Gum Disease

Although bleeding gums are frequently linked to gum disease, the condition can sometimes begin without any obvious symptoms. Our gum disease dentists at Bowles Dental can identify periodontal disease in its early stages and offer a variety of efficient treatment methods, including:


Deep cleanings – A deep cleaning goes above and beyond what is done during a routine cleaning. To reduce gum inflammation and stop gum disease from spreading, our technique entails removing bacterial accumulation from above the gum line.


ARESTIN – Using microspheres with strong antibiotics within can help get rid of the germs that cause gum disease. This method is frequently used in conjunction with deep cleaning procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that hold teeth in place. It starts with swollen, red, and bleeding gums. If left untreated, it can spread to the bones surrounding the gums, making it painful to chew. In the worst cases, teeth may become loose or need to be removed. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss. Tooth loss may affect the ability to chew food. It can get worse with the number of missing teeth and type of missing teeth in turn affecting a person’s quality of diet.

It's typically caused by poor brushing and flossing habits that allow plaque to build up on the teeth and harden. Diabetes, tobacco use, a weakened immune system, hormonal changes in girls and women and poor oral hygiene all increase a person’s risk for gum disease.

Gum disease symptoms include:
• Swollen, red gums.
• Bleeding gums when you brush or floss.
• Bleeding gums when eating, especially hard foods.
• Longer-looking teeth and receding gums
• Tender-to-the-touch gums
• Spaces developing between teeth and gums, causing pockets to form.
• A buildup of pus between teeth and gums
• Loose teeth
• Chronic bad breath
• Mouth sores
• Persistent mouth pain
• Teeth becoming misaligned.
• Different fit with partial dentures
• Teeth sensitivity

The main goal of treatment is to control the infection. The number and types of treatments will vary, depending on the extent of the gum disease. Any type of treatment requires that the patient keep up good daily care at home. The dentist may also suggest changing certain behaviors, such as quitting smoking, to improve treatment results.

The first step in taking control of gum disease is to visit dentist. Visit your dentist twice a year You will need a dental exam and cleaning. The dentist can spot early gum disease – even if you do not experience symptoms. And then they can treat and stop gum disease from advancing.
Replace your toothbrush at least every three months to keep the bristles their most effective.
By taking preventative action, your gums should have a long, happy, pink, and disease-free life.

There are four stages of periodontal disease:

  • Gingivitis: A gum infection is present but has not spread to the bone.
  • Early periodontal disease: The infection has spread to the bone.
  • Moderate periodontal disease: The infection is deeper and can cause bone loss and shifting of teeth.
  • Advanced periodontal disease: Surgery or laser therapy are required to treat deep pockets of infection.

Gum disease is treated by removing plaque at regular dental visits, taking prescription medication to kill the bacteria causing the disease, and sometimes surgery to stop the disease or replace bone lost from advanced stages.

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You deserve to have a full and healthy smile, no matter your age. Call 602-861-3700 to find out if this treatment is right for you.