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Gum Disease


                    Our office screens all patients of age for “Periodontal Disease” as a preventive

                    and cost saving measure. Periodontal Disease affects a large percentage of

                    the adult population. The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth form

                    the foundation for ones teeth. All structures are also referred to as the

                    periodontium. When the periodontium is not healthy, it jeopardizes the teeth

                    just as a bad foundation would threaten the stability of a house. Signs of unhealthy

                    periodontium (gumsmay be as follows: gums that are red and bleed easily,

                    persistent bad breath, gums that are pulled away from the tooth, loose teeth, and

                    changes in the position or bite of the teeth. Any  of these signs may means

                    something is wrong. With the proper care, however, it may be

                    possible to return them to a healthy state. This is where appropriate gum

                    treatments come in. If you're having problem, come in and see us so we can

                    take care of it right away. The treatment usually involves deep cleaning or root

                    planning done under a local anesthetic, along with local antibiotic agents. If the

                    gum disease gets too severe it may need to be treated through surgery

                   or extraction. This is why it is important to get it treated at the first sign of a                             problem. 


4793 McWillie Dr.
Jackson, MS 39206