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Treatment for Gum Disease

Keeping your gums healthy is a vital component of your overall oral health. The gums are needed to support your teeth but are susceptible to infection from bacteria that live in your mouth. Gum disease occurs in over 50 percent of adults over the age of 30, putting them at risk of losing teeth and having other health issues linked to periodontal infections. Our team at Gold Hill Dentistry offers preventive and proactive gum disease treatments to help our patients maintain good gum and oral health.

Gum disease is primarily an infection and irritation of the gum tissue. When certain bacteria thrive in the mouth, they cause excess plaque and tartar to form on the teeth. This can irritate the gums, causing them to become inflamed and infected in the early stages of gum disease. Treating periodontal disease starts with thorough cleanings of the teeth to remove all the plaque and tartar. This can include deeper cleanings below the gum line with root scaling and planing. Special mouthwashes can also be used to control the infection as the gums heal. Later stages of periodontal disease can require more extensive treatments to remove diseased gum tissue, including oral surgery.

Symptoms and Causes of Periodontal Disease

Catching and treating gum disease early is the best recourse for restoring oral health. In the initial stages, periodontal disease can be reversed, and gums can become healthy again. Since the main cause of gum disease is bacteria growth, oral hygiene is paramount in prevention. It is also important to know the early symptoms, so you can begin treatment right away. Symptoms include:

  • Red, swollen gum tissue
  • Bad breath
  • Gum tissue that is receding
  • Gums that bleed easily

If you have any symptoms of gum disease, contact our office to schedule a cleaning and checkup. Your gums and teeth will be examined and if there is any sign of gum deterioration, we can begin a treatment plan to help restore your gum health.

Our Client Reviews

Gold Hill Dentistry

4.4 / 5.0

Based on 97 reviews

Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Lashae Drake

I had a tummy tuck preformed by Dr. Jones and I love my results. I'm so happy with my decision to choose him as my plastic surgeon.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

Contact Us

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466