Gum Disease Amherst NY

Healthy gums are the foundation for a healthy mouth. Recent studies have shown an association between gum disease and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes. Our dentists exercise prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum diseases and other periodontal concerns to promote patient health and well-being.

What Causes Gum Disease?

The leading cause of gum disease is the build-up of plaque. Other contributing factors may include teeth grinding, TMJ dysfunction, tobacco use, hormonal changes (pregnancy or menopause), or poor nutrition.

Common signs of gum disease include:

  • Red, swollen or sore gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Mouth sores or pus between gums and teeth
  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Changes in the fit of dentures

How To Prevent Gum Disease

Regular visits to the dentist for professional cleaning will allow for the removal of plaque and tartar build-up before it causes gum irritation and disease. During routine visits we carefully screen for any signs of gum disease because, if caught early, gum disease is easily treatable and reversible. We also provide education on proper at home oral hygiene so you can keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Gum Disease Treatment

Depending on your gum disease symptoms, our dentists offer several treatment options. Patients with early signs of gum disease may benefit from an intensive teeth cleaning known as scaling and root planning. During this procedure, the dentist will remove plaque and tartar from the deep pockets of the gum.

Patients who have advanced signs of gum disease may require surgery. Some options include flap surgery, bone grafts, soft tissue grafts, guided tissue regeneration, or bone surgery.

Schedule an Appointment

Want to find a dentist in Amherst, NY or the surrounding areas of Tonawanda and Wheatfield? Creekside Dentistry may be the perfect fit for your family’s needs. Whether you need a local dentist for general dentistry and routine care or a highly trained specialist to treat your complex dental problems, Dr. Neuhaus and Dr. Neuhaus can help.

Call us at 716.262.8070 or request an appointment online.