Rated 4.9 out of 5.0 based on 786 reviews
(228) 832-3231 Emergency Service Available Birdeye Reviews

Gum Treatments

Gum Treatments

Gulfport Periodontal Gum Treatments

The gums, ligaments and bones around the jaw form the foundation for one’s teeth. All structures together are referred to as the periodontium. The periodontium doesn’t just surround the teeth – it also supports them. When the periodontium isn’t healthy, it jeopardizes the teeth just like a poor foundation threatens the stability of a house.

Taking care of your oral health involves more than your teeth. Your gums are also an important part of your mouth and shouldn’t be neglected. At the first sign of periodontal or gum damage, you should see your dentist at Gulf Coast Dental. We care about our patients and their well-being – let us provide you with genuine care for your comfort and health.

Signs You Need Gum Treatments

Healthy gums are the foundation for a healthy mouth. After all, they’re the base for all your teeth! Here are some signs that you may need gum treatments:

  • Painful ulcers
  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding gums
  • Painful gums
  • Receding gums
  • Excess saliva in your mouth
  • Red, puffy or swollen gums
  • Loose teeth

What Do I Do If I Have These Symptoms?

Don’t panic if you have these symptoms. Having irritated gums doesn’t necessarily mean you have gum disease and, even if you do, most cases can be treated and reversed.

There are different stages of gum disease: gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. While there are treatments for each stage, the more advanced your gum disease, the more likely tooth removal will become necessary. This is why it’s so important to schedule gum treatments at the first sign of a problem.

If you notice these symptoms, reach out to us at Gulf Coast Dental and make an appointment to diagnose and treat the damage.

What Is The Treatment Process?

Gum treatments typically include a deep cleaning or root planing done under a local anesthetic, along with local antibiotic agents. Root planing is the process of removing tartar and plaque on teeth and root surfaces. Depending on the severity of the damage you may be prescribed medication or mouth rinse to prevent infection.

If the gum disease gets too severe it may need to be treated through surgery or extraction. Your dentist may recommend cone grafts to aid in the reshaping or rebuilding of the bones worn down and warped by disease.

If you have signs of gum disease, call your family dentist to schedule the necessary gum treatments today.

Why Choose Us?

Gulf Coast Dental has been Gulfport's preferred, professional dental service since 1969.

Learn More
handshake icon
BBB Accredited Business
Gulf Coast Dental is fully accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
award medal and ribbon icon
Award Winning Service
Gulf Coast Dental has the highest quality services available for your Gulf Coast dental needs.
a pair of people from the shoulders up icon
Professional Staff
Gulf Coast Dental has been recognized for having distinguished and friendly staff members.
thumbs up icon
Gulf Coast Dental is committed to a positive, hassle-free experience in our clinic.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Extremely Understanding

Not a good dental patient but good experience. All were extremely understanding and calming and great block. Took 7 years to venture to a new dentist after losing ours and very happy and comfortable with the choice.

Deborah K.

Exceed Expectations

I absolutely love Gulf Coast Dental Care. Everyone is professional, friendly, skilled and helpful. Relaxed, timely, personal, outstanding. I’ve been a patient for years and they have never failed to exceed expectations. Love these folks.

David W.

Best Dentist Office on the Coast!

Best dentist office on the coast! The crew is always so nice and professional! If you want a pearly white smile I highly recommend you go see the great staff at Gulf Coast Dental Care!

Myles M.

Very Comfortable Experience

My first time visiting Gulf Coast Dental for a cleaning today. Check in was quick and seamless and Hong was a fabulous hygienist! Dr. Webb was very kind and professional. Very comfortable experience. 🙂

Blakeley R.

Highly Recommended

My husband was there this morning for his root canal. He’s very pleased of his experience. Parking was very accessible. Very friendly staff. We love Dr Webb and our Dental Hygienist(Hong)!Highly recommended

Fernanda B.

Fabulous Staff!

Fabulous staff! Drs, Hygienists, assistants, and front office. Everyone is wonderful. My son especially loves his hygienist! 😊

Jennifer K.

They Care About Your Experience

Dr Sutton and The Staff are cool,calm, and collected. They care about your experience and do a very good job putting you at ease. I’m very pleased.

Allen J.