Periodontal Care in Jonesboro, AR

The health of your gums matters as much as the health of your teeth! Without proper gum care, periodontal disease can develop to infect and inflame the gums and bones that surround and support the teeth. At Troy Bartels, DDS, our team can provide gentle gum care to help prevent gum disease and treat patients with periodontal disease. Contact our office today to learn more about periodontics or to schedule your appointment.

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What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the gums and bones that support the teeth. Poor oral hygiene habits like poor brushing and improper flossing that don’t remove plaque correctly contribute to the development of gum disease. Symptoms of gum disease may not always appear until advanced stages. Signs of gum disease include:

  • Red or Swollen Gums
  • Mouth Sores
  • Loose or Separating Teeth
  • Receding Gums
  • Painful Chewing

Is periodontal disease curable?

Gum disease can often be treated successfully but only has one reversible stage. A professional deep cleaning and good oral care can often reverse the first stage of periodontal disease. More advanced stages may require surgery or antibiotics. The best way to keep your gums and teeth healthy is by brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and routinely visiting Dr. Bartels for exams and cleanings.

How much does periodontal disease treatment cost?

Receiving periodontal disease treatment as soon as possible provides a better chance for your smile to stay natural. Unfortunately, other oral health conditions may develop if you avoid addressing periodontal disease care. If cost is a concern, our team will work with you and your budget to help you receive the quality care you need. To learn more about our financing options, visit our financial page or contact our office about our Jonesboro periodontal care.

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