Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease treatment in Baltimore, MD is offered at Hamilton Family Dentistry to prevent further damage to your gums and teeth.

Periodontal Disease Treatment in Baltimore, MD

Gum disease, periodontal disease, and periodontitis are all terms used to describe an infection in the gums and bone surrounding your teeth. Healthy bone and gum structures help keep a tooth’s root intact. However, when food and plaque get trapped between the gums and teeth, it can lead to an infection, resulting in gum disease.

Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease that causes inflammation of the gums. Common symptoms of gingivitis include minor redness, swelling, or slight bleeding of the gums. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress into a more serious infection known as periodontal disease, which can lead to permanent structural damage.

To learn more about gum disease, its causes, symptoms, and treatment methods, please refer to the information below. If you are currently suffering from gum disease, Hamilton Family Dentistry can help. You can schedule an appointment with our office using the link provided below.

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  • What are the warning signs of gum disease?

    Gum disease can often progress silently, showing subtle signs before it becomes severe. Here are some key warning signs to watch out for:

    • Bleeding gums during and after tooth brushing
    • Red, swollen, or tender gums
    • Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
    • Receding gums, making the teeth look longer than normal
    • Formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums
    • Loose or shifting teeth
    • Changes in the way teeth fit together when you bite
    • Visible pus surrounding the teeth and gums
  • How much does gum disease treatment cost?

    Here’s a general breakdown:

    1. Mild Gum Disease (Gingivitis): Professional dental cleaning and improved oral hygiene may suffice for early stages, ranging from $0 to $495 at Hamilton Family Dentistry for a standard cleaning. However, more thorough deep cleanings (scaling and root planing) could add to the cost.
    2. Moderate to Severe Gum Disease (Periodontitis): More advanced cases may require extensive cleaning, multiple visits, or surgical intervention. Scaling and root planing costs could increase, and additional treatments like flap surgery or bone and tissue grafts may be necessary. After an initial consultation, we would be happy to outline your care plan and estimate the costs you may incur.
    3. Maintenance: After initial treatment, periodic maintenance visits are required to keep the disease in check.

    Please schedule an appointment with our office so we can make a care plan specific to your needs.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about gum disease treatment, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

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Hamilton Family Dentistry

5810 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
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Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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