Signs and Treatment of Gum Disease

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Our pediatric dentists and team stress the importance of improving and upholding your child’s dental health. Your child should brush his or her teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. In addition you should, schedule and keep your child’s regular cleaning appointments. These simple practices can help prevent gum disease, which is an infection that attacks the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth.

If you suspect that your child has gum disease, it is important that you seek treatment as soon as possible. Some common signs to watch out for include:

– Red, inflamed gums
– Gums that bleed easily
– Persistent or recurring bad breath
– A change in his or her bite

If you notice one or more of these symptoms in your child, be sure to visit Dr. Lund and Dr. Markham as soon as you can. At the Price Pediatric Dental, your child can receive gum treatments like gum cleanings. This has two main steps. First, the teeth are cleaned of plaque and tartar, above and below the gumline. The roots of the teeth are then smoothed. This allows the gum tissues to heal and to reconnect with the roots properly.

To learn more, we invite you to contact our pediatric dental office in Price, Utah, at 435-637-9590 today.