Treatment for Gum Disease in
West Columbia

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a potentially serious condition caused by bacteria in the mouth which can eventually lead to tooth loss or worse if not properly treated with dental care services. These bacteria cause plaque deposits to form on the teeth causing inflammation of the gums known as gingivitis. It will appear as redness and swelling and sometimes bleeding of the gums. Left untreated, extreme cases of gum disease can affect bone and tissue as well.

Gum disease can be prevented with a regimen of dental care that includes regular brushing, flossing and rinsing. In conjunction with regularly scheduled professional cleanings and comprehensive checkups by your dentist, good oral hygiene can keep your gums healthy by reducing plaque-causing bacteria before it can do any damage.

As part of your evaluation, your dentist will consult with you about potential causes of gum disease that you can eliminate. A comprehensive approach to oral health is a partnership between you and your dental care team at Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry.

Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease

The first noticeable signs of gum disease most patients experience are redness and swelling, or inflammation, in the area. There is commonly some occasional bleeding around the gum line as well. The most common culprit behind these symptoms is plaque, a byproduct of bacteria that sticks to the teeth. The buildup of plaque deposits causes the inflammation that signifies to the patient the presence of gingivitis.

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Victoria R.

Awesome experience! Very professional and friendly staff, especially Felicia and Patty. Patty was very gentle and thorough with my teeth cleaning as well as knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my questions regarding oral hygiene and gum care. Will definitely be returning for future dental needs and would recommend to anyone!

Rachel D.

I would highly recommend Carolina Smiles to any of my family or friends. The waiting area is complete with complimentary bottled water, hot tea and coffee. I have told numerous coworkers about the amazing staff. They are very easy to talk to and they make you feel comfortable and treat you with respect. Thank you Alisha, Jalisa, Felicia and Melanie for another memorable experience!!

Jason H.

Another great experience at CSFD yesterday! Melanie, Kim M., Loreal, Shellie, and Dr. J took great care of me, as usual, but once again went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and happy. I have referred coworkers and friends because of their staff.
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