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Periodontics – Periodontal Disease
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When the gums and teeth are not healthy, bacteria build-up can lead to bad breath, bleeding of the gums during brushing and flossing, gum recession, and even bone loss. This is a condition called periodontal disease. It will eventually lead to tooth loss if left untreated.

Periodontal disease is treated by deep cleanings and maintenance plans specific to your needs. Our hygiene department has a treatment for this condition and will be sure to bring you back to optimal oral health. 

  • If you suffer from periodontal disease, then it’s time to take your first steps to a healthy mouth— come see our dental team at Tiger Smile Family Dentistry in Baton Rouge
  • Our highly experienced team offers several safe and effective dental procedures that target gum disease and aim to reverse the damage
  • Are rumors of painful grafting techniques keeping you from seeking treatment? Worry no more! Our dentists are trained in the minimally-invasive pinhole surgical technique; with PST, grafts and sutures are a thing of the past for treating periodontal disease.
  • At Tiger Smile Family Dentistry, we guarantee caring, safe treatment with the latest techniques to help you achieve a healthier smile

What Does a Periodontitis Look Like?

Periodontitis isn’t easy to detect, but the first sign of is when your gums bleed while brushing your teeth. This inflammation is called gingivitis. You may notice a discoloration on the layer around your teeth as well as swollen gums. Gingivitis will eventually lead to periodontitis if not treated immediately. If you feel like you have one, talk to your dentist so he or he can check your teeth and provide the right treatment for your teeth.

Know the Symptoms of Periodontal Disease Before They Happen

What is Gum Disease and Why Do I Have It?

It is the inflammation of the gum line that can make its way to the bones that supports your teeth. The three stages of gum disease are gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis.

Gum disease is caused by bacteria in the plaque, a colorless film that forms on your teeth. If this plaque is not removed, it can turn into tartar or also known as calculus. You can’t simply remove tartar by brushing or flossing; you need a dental expert to conduct teeth cleaning to get rid of it.

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The Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease

The problem with gum disease is that it goes undetected. You never know you have it until you visit your dentist. You will also be surprised that this is more common and often occur when you’re not cleaning, brushing or flossing your teeth enough. Once you are under the care of Tiger Smile Family Dentistry, you can guarantee that you are in good hands.




The signs and symptoms of this disease include:

  • Tender, red or swollen gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Visible white spots or plaque on your gums
  • Mouth sores
  • Loosening or separating teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • Noticeable change in your bite
  • Sharp or dull pain when chewing food
  • Teeth that are too sensitive to hot or cold temperatures

Once you have periodontitis, you will experience certain changes in your mouth, gums, and teeth such as:

  • Increased gum bleeding
  • Bad breath
  • Gum recession
  • Changes in the positioning of your teeth

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

We encourage our patients to practice preventive methods to avoid gum disease or to prevent it from happening. The good news is, prevention doesn’t have to be complicated. There are simple steps to follow that you can do on a daily basis.

    • Brushing and flossing consistently. We recommend that you do this at least twice a day.
    • Use mouthwash daily to control plaque.
    • Schedule regular dental check-ups.

General Dentistry for Gum Disease

Have Your Teeth Check by Our Baton Rouge Dentist

Tiger Smile Family Dentistry is home to dentists focusing on gum disease treatments. We employ these people to provide effective and safe procedures to our patients.

If you experience any of these symptoms, make an appointment with us right away. We can diagnose and treat mild to severe gum disease with a number of methods such as deep cleaning, local antibiotics, and gum surgery.

Get a Periodontal Treatment that You Can Trust

Here with Tiger Smile Family Dentistry, you can guarantee a safe treatment in Baton Rouge for periodontal disease. Plus, we offer our periodontal disease treatments for a healthy disease-free gum and teeth. 

5.0 Rating From 1 Reviews.
on 27, Feb 2018
I suffered from periodontal disease for years. It is only until recently that I really took time to visit a dentist to help me. I am relieaved that I went to Tiger Smile right away because they really did give me the best treatment here no other dentist in Baton Rouge could give. I see quick results and my gums look and feel so much better now.
Bailey Harper

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