Gum Disease Screening

At Levesque Family Dentistry in Nashua, NH, Drs. Tara Levesque-Vogel, Keith M. Levesque, and Adrian J. Levesque, Jr. offer experienced, personalized dental care for patients dealing with a wide range of dental concerns. One of the most common dental concerns is gum disease.

At Levesque Dentistry, we offer comprehensive, effective solutions for patients with mild to advanced stages of gum disease. For more information on how we diagnose and treat gum disease, see Periodontal therapy.

During your preventive care visits, our dentists screen for complex dental issues like oral cancer, gum disease, and TMJ disorder.

What is gum disease?
Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth. When plaque and tartar buildup reach the gum line, it can cause an infection. If left untreated, gum disease can progress to more advanced issues and even cause tooth loss.

How do I prevent gum disease?
Patients can prevent gum disease by:

  • Scheduling regular visits to our Nashua dental office
  • Brush your teeth twice day
  • Floss daily
  • Use an ani bacterial mouthwash
  • Know your risk factors

What treatments do you offer for gum disease?

We offer a wide range of treatments for patients with gum disease. Our team of dentists can create a customized treatment plan that addresses all your dental needs.

Your treatment will depend on the stage and progression of your gum disease. Our team of dentists may suggest one or more of these treatments to restore health back to your teeth and gums.

  • Dental cleaning
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Gum Surgery
  • Laser Dentistry

In advanced cases, our team of dentists may work with a local periodontist to get you the treatment you need to improve your oral health.

What are the signs of gum disease?

The symptoms of gum disease vary from patient to patient. Here are some of the common signs of gum disease.

  • Red, swollen, or sore gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding Gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Mouth sores or pus between gums and teeth
  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Changes in the fit of dentures

Scheduling regular visits to our Nashua dental office allows our dentists to catch signs of complex dental issues in the earliest stages and provide patients with the dental treatment they need to improve their oral health.

If you have not scheduled a biannual dental checkup, schedule an appointment at Levesque Dentistry.