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If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease—red, swollen, bleeding gums; persistent bad breath; or loose teeth—you should always contact Gilbert Fernandez, D.D.S., Inc. for an appointment as soon as possible. Gum disease is easiest to treat when detected early. To fight the effects of gum disease, our team at Gilbert Fernandez, D.D.S., Inc. may suggest one or more of the following treatments:

– Oral hygiene: Gum disease develops when a buildup of plaque leads to infection beneath the gums. Thoroughly cleaning your teeth at least twice a day can reverse the effects of early gum disease. Regular professional dental cleanings are also highly recommended because Dr. Gilbert Fernandez can diagnose signs of gum disease in a single visit.

– Antibiotic treatment: Because gum disease is a bacterial infection, antibiotics can fight the spread of bacteria to other areas of your mouth.

– Laser soft tissue removal: Sometimes, advanced gum disease (also known as periodontitis) can render soft tissue irreparable When this happens, Dr. Gilbert Fernandez may need to laser soft tissue removal to eliminate the gum disease and restore your gums to a healthy condition. The use of a laser enables Dr. Gilbert Fernandez to treat your mouth with extreme care and precision.

To preserve the safety of your mouth and overall health, we encourage you to seek treatment for gum disease as soon as you suspect you may have it. For more information on gum disease treatment, please contact Gilbert Fernandez, D.D.S., Inc. at 505.898.8063 to schedule an appointment.