At Dr. Sharon D. Sims DDS General Dentistry, we provide periodontal treatment to treat and prevent periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease. Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria on the gums and teeth that can lead to tooth loss, gum loss, and bone loss. In addition, severe cases of periodontal disease have been linked to serious health problems including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, pregnancy complications, and stroke. Common symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Red, tender gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Loose teeth
  • Painful chewing
  • Receding gums or teeth that appear longer than usual
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Extremely sensitive teeth

If you suffer from one or more of these symptoms, you may have periodontal disease. Our dentist and dental team offer scaling and root planing (deep cleaning methods) to remove bacteria and encourage the growth of healthy gum tissue. To schedule your appointment and to learn more about our periodontal treatment, we encourage you to contact our Shreveport, Louisiana dental office.