Gum Disease

Kennerly Dental Group and our team of experienced dentists are proud to serve St. Louis area residents with expert gum disease treatment. At its core, gum disease is an infection of the gums and soft tissues surrounding your teeth that may or may not be related to genetic factors. Typically, gum disease symptoms begin as the result of inflammation of the gingiva (that’s the technical term for your gums) resulting from the presence of plaque and calculus and it’s probably a more common problem than you think.

Early stages of gum disease, also known as gingivitis, are preventable and reversible with good at home oral health care and regular professional dental cleanings. This is why we encourage all of our patients who have red, sore, swollen and/or bleeding gums to contact us immediately to discuss their symptoms. More advanced gum disease, known as periodontal disease, is a much more serious problem that can lead to tooth loss and deterioration of surrounding bone structure.

Your individualized treatment plan will depend on the specifics of your situation and the severity of your gum disease, but you can rest assured that our number one goal is to restore your gums to optimum health. Needless to say, gum disease treatment cost increases and long term prognosis decreases the longer you wait for professional intervention.

Don’t risk your health by waiting to seek treatment – not only do patients with advanced stage gum disease have increased incidences of tooth loss, abscesses, pain, tooth sensitivity and bad breath, but studies also show a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. If you need dentist treatment for gum disease, gingivitis or periodontal disease, please consider contacting Kennerly Dental Group to schedule an appointment. For your convenience our top quality dental care practice offers extended and weekend hours and we accept most major dental insurance plans. So what are you waiting for? Let us help you achieve your best smile today, (314) 842-5177.