Treatment for Gum Disease
in Short Pump

At Short Pump Family Dentistry, we help patients realize the importance of gum health. Your gums are the foundation of your smile and the supporting tissues that hold your teeth in place. If they get irritated or infected, prompt treatment is critical. The leading cause of tooth loss in the United States is gum disease. It is a common oral health condition that can be easily reversed if caught early. At our Richmond family dental practice, we offer a variety of treatments for early and advanced gum disease, which often includes a deep cleaning and a change in your oral hygiene habits.

Short Pump Gum Disease Treatment

Symptoms and Causes of Periodontal Disease

Gum disease often begins when the teeth and gums are not properly cleaned. As plaque accumulates along the gum line, bacteria breed and release toxins that inflame and infect the gums. Patients may notice that their gums appear puffy or more red than usual. This is the initial stage of gum disease called gingivitis.

If the infection is not treated in a timely manner, it can spread and deteriorate the soft tissues and underlying bone that support your teeth. This causes the gums to recede or pull away from the tooth root. Deep pockets form in the gums and more plaque, food debris and bacteria are harbored. Beyond the serious threats to your oral health, untreated gum disease can also pose risks to your overall health. Stroke, heart disease, diabetes and premature births have all been associated with advanced periodontal disease.

If you notice the following warning signs of gum disease, please call Dr. Tse at Short Pump Family Dentistry for effective treatment:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Redness or swelling of the gums
  • Sensitivity
  • Pus pocket or abscess
  • Loose teeth

Not all patients that have gum disease will experience noticeable symptoms. Therefore, it is important that you maintain your routine checkups and cleanings throughout the year. Dr. Tse is passionate about preventive dentistry and protecting patients from serious oral health problems such as gum disease.

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Review from Tiffany S.
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Five stars

Tiffany S.

I had an amazing experience here. They treated me so well and really listened to what I wanted. I plan on switching to them for my routine cleanings. Thanks Dr. Tse!
Review from An L.
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Five stars

An L.

Dr. Tse is the best. I will only come to him from now. I also bring my family and friends to his office. The staffs are friendly and professional. They work with you to find the best time for your appointments.
Review from Kelly R.
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Five stars

Kelly R.

First time here and I highly recommend this practice. Very courteous and professional staff. Dr. Tse is an amazing dentist! He took the time to ask me questions as well as educate me on aspects that were pertinent to my dental situation. He answered my questions thoroughly and made me feel welcome as a patient. Thank you, Short Pump Family Dentistry!
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Dr. David Tse
Dr. David Tse is proficient in all aspects of dentistry including the latest dental techniques.

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