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If you ever contract gum disease – from the mild gingivitis to full-on periodontitis – you need to have it treated quickly. Delaying gum disease treatment is a quick way to lose teeth, gums, and let the infection spread to your jaw bone.

However, gum disease treatment is effective. Today, we’re going to look at what treatment involves. We’ll also help you learn when you need to seek this type of treatment.

Treatment options
When you visit with a doctor, you’ll spend a good chunk of the first appointment going over treatment options. In some cases, you don’t have many choices. In others, you might have a few options from which to choose. You’ll want to work closely with Dr. Damon P. Swenson to pick the best one for you.

What are they?
Some treatment options include root canals, dental implants, crowns, bridges, bone grafts, and surgery. Each treatment is designed to mitigate a certain stage of gum disease. For example, if you have gingivitis – the first stage of gum disease – having your teeth scaled and planed will be enough. Then you may need an antibiotic and a new oral hygiene routine to ensure it stays away.

Other situations, where you have severe tooth decay, will likely require root canals. You’ll then have choices between implants or dental bridges to replace the decayed teeth.

When do I need treatment?
The moment you notice anything is wrong, you need to come see the team here at CrossPointe Dental in Orem, Utah. From swollen gums that bleed easily, to infections around your teeth, any sign that something is wrong is a sign to come and see us.

To learn more, or to make an appointment, call us today at 801-224-7337.