50% of adults suffer
from gum disease
Gum disease causes serious oral health concerns like swollen and bleeding gums, bone loss, receding gums, loose teeth, and eventually tooth loss. But it doesn’t always come with painful, noticeable symptoms. Many people are dealing with gum disease and don’t even know it!
Talk to our Waxhaw dentists and hygienists and let’s ensure the healthy future of your smile. Call (704) 665-7887.
A prevention-first approach to gum disease
MillBridge Dentistry team focuses on helping our patients prevent gum disease and maintain healthy gums and bone through regular dental exams and cleanings. Even if it’s been years since you saw a dentist, don’t worry. We’re here to help. Take it one step at a time — start by scheduling an exam.
During your appointment, we’ll assess your gum health and create a personalized treatment plan using modern and high-tech gum therapy treatments to maintain your gum health.
Gum disease treatments
Our treatment recommendations are catered to your specific situation and what will work best for your health.
A deep cleaning (also called scaling and root planing) goes above and beyond what you get during a standard dental cleaning. We’ll remove bacterial buildup from under the gum line to reduce gum inflammation and to prevent the spread of disease.
Locally Placed Antibiotic
Gum disease is caused by bacteria. In addition to deep cleanings, we at times may recommend placing an antibiotic, such as Arestin, to help heal the gum infection.
Is gum disease in Waxhaw covered by insurance?
Your insurance may cover some treatments for periodontal disease. If you suffer from gum disease and need more frequent care, you may want to consider enrolling in a plan specific to periodontal issues.
We accept most major dental insurance, including the providers below:
Hear from our patients
The best dentist I’ve ever been to! I had an emergency and Dr. Anait provided me with very qualified assitance. Friendly staff and great place.
– Lusine G.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is gum disease?
Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is the #1 cause of preventable tooth loss in adults. This dental problem occurs when bacterial biofilm builds up along the gum line, damaging your teeth, gums, and causing you to lose jaw bone.
How can you prevent gum disease?
- Brush your teeth and floss every day
- Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months
- Avoid smoking, vaping, and tobacco
- Book a cleaning and exam at least twice a year (or as recommended by your dentist)
What are the common signs of gum disease?
- Red, inflamed, bleeding, or swollen gums
- Gum recession (teeth that look longer than normal)
- Black triangles between your teeth
- Loose or mobile teeth
How does gum disease affect your health?
Gum disease is associated with many systemic health issues, including diabetes, strokes, and heart disease, and low birth weight in pregnant women. Gum disease can also lower your body’s ability to fight off other infections. It’s even been linked to respiratory infections.
We’re located in the heart of the beautiful Waxhaw community! Find us right off of Providence Road in the Novant Medical building by the Waxhaw PD. Plenty of free parking available!