If you have a buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth, your smile may be vulnerable to periodontal or gum disease. You may not be in excessive pain or discomfort when the disease begins. However, it can cause degenerative problems as it progresses. Dr. Spencer Hughes is skilled in treating gum disease. The type of treatments we will recommend depend on your condition.

Untreated periodontal infections can cause your gums to recede or pull away from your teeth, allowing for more infection. Eventually, this can create loose teeth, bone loss, an unsightly smile, poor oral health and more. Symptoms of gum disease include red, swollen, and tender gums that may bleed when flossing or brushing and feel sensitive to differing temperatures.

To avoid these oral health issues, you need to maintain good daily oral hygiene habits. In addition, it is necessary to visit our dentist at Birch Creek Dental for your routine exams which will include periodontal evaluations. When periodontal disease is caught early, it can be reversed with our gum disease treatments in Dillon, Montana. To get in touch with our office and schedule your periodontal consultation, we encourage you to call 406-683-2550.