Protect Your Smile From Periodontal Problems

Protect your teeth and gums from the harmful bacteria that cause gum disease. Our experienced hygienists and dentists can spot the early signs of periodontal infection and restore your gums to health.

Gum disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss. It can be devastating to your health. You can brush and floss each day and maintain a healthy lifestyle and still find yourself struggling with gum infections and its unpleasant symptoms.

Gum disease is often considered a silent killer because you may not notice any of its symptoms until the infection is advanced. If caught early, our team can prevent the infection from worsening and can even reverse its effects. You need to keep your routine appointments with our experienced team, so we can spot gum disease and act quickly to save your smile.

You should also call us ASAP if you notice symptoms like bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, receding gums, pain or difficulty when chewing, or gums that are red, swollen, or tender. Don’t put your smile at risk!

Fight Gum Problems With a Deep Cleaning

Your dentist will perform a deep cleaning called scaling and root planing to treat periodontal infection:

  • We apply a topical numbing ointment.
  • Your dentist will use a special instrument to clean deep below your gumline and remove the infection.
  • We’ll also smooth the roots of your teeth, so bacteria will have a tougher time collecting there moving forward.

For patients with chronic gum issues, your dentist may recommend more frequent checkups until we’re confident that the problem is under control.

Call 502-430-3451 today to schedule an appointment at Kirchner Dental of St. Matthews. You can also schedule online. We’ll help you bounce back from periodontal infection with effective gum disease treatment in Louisville.