Fight Gum Disease with Paragon Dental's Expert Care

Gum disease is an oral health issue that we at Paragon Dental take seriously due to its widespread impact and the severe problems it can lead to if left untreated. Our commitment is to educate and help our patients recognize the early signs of gum disease so that we can tackle it head-on before it progresses. We understand that many patients might not be aware of the subtleties of gum health, which is why we strive to provide clear and useful information that can aid in early detection and subsequent treatment.

At our clinic, we leverage the latest dental technologies and methods to ensure that every visit contributes to not only addressing immediate dental concerns but also preventing future complications. By fostering a proactive approach to dental wellness, we aim to minimize the risk of gum disease and ensure our patients maintain healthy, strong gums as part of their overall oral hygiene routine. Let us guide you through understanding the signs, receiving professional care, and learning preventive measures to protect your oral health effectively.

Identifying Early Signs of Gum Disease

At Paragon Dental, we stress the importance of spotting the early signs of gum disease, as early detection is key to effective treatment. One of the first signs you might notice is bleeding gums, especially during brushing or flossing. While many might dismiss this as normal, it is often an indication of inflammation, which could be an early stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis. Additionally, redness, swelling, or tenderness in the gums are warning signs that should not be ignored. Some patients also report persistent bad breath or a bad taste in their mouth, both of which could be due to the harmful bacteria present in infected gums.

Another significant indicator to watch out for is gum recession. If your teeth are starting to look longer than normal, it might be because your gums are receding. This recession can lead to pockets between the teeth and gums, where bacteria can collect and worsen the condition. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to contact us immediately. Early intervention can prevent the progression of gum disease, which when left unchecked, can lead to more serious health issues, including tooth loss.

Professional Cleaning: The First Line of Defense

Regular professional cleanings play a crucial role in preventing and managing gum disease. Here at Paragon Dental, we use professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar that regular tooth brushing and flossing might miss. These substances are the main culprits behind gum disease as they harbor the bacteria that cause the infection. During a professional cleaning, our skilled dental hygienists meticulously clean above and below the gum line, significantly reducing your risk of developing gum disease.

This process involves scaling to remove tartar from above and below the gum line and root planing, which smooths rough spots on the root surfaces where germs gather. This not only helps heal gum tissue but also prevents further buildup of bacteria. We recommend professional cleanings at least twice a year; however, if you’re at higher risk of gum disease, we might suggest more frequent cleanings. Staying proactive with these cleanings is one of the most effective ways to maintain healthy gums and prevent the progression of gum disease, safeguarding your overall oral health.

Advanced Treatment Options Available at Our Clinic

When preventive measures and regular cleanings are not enough to combat gum disease, we at Paragon Dental are equipped with advanced treatment options to effectively combat the condition. For more severe cases, such as periodontitis, we may recommend deeper cleanings or even surgical treatments. One common procedure is scaling and root planing performed under local anesthesia to deeply clean affected gum pockets and remove tartar build-up from root surfaces.

In cases where gum disease has caused significant tissue or bone loss, regenerative procedures such as bone grafts might be necessary. These procedures are designed to regenerate lost tissue and bone, providing the necessary support for teeth. Our goal is to not only treat gum disease but to restore your gums and teeth to their healthiest state, using the most effective, least invasive methods possible.

Preventative Measures to Keep Gum Disease at Bay

Prevention is always better than cure, especially when it comes to gum disease. At Paragon Dental, we educate our patients on several effective preventive measures that can substantially lower the risk of developing gum disease. It starts with maintaining good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antimicrobial mouthwash. These routines help in removing plaque which is the primary cause of gum disease.

Regular dental check-ups play a crucial role in preventing gum disease. During these visits, we not only clean your teeth thoroughly but also monitor the health of your gums, catching and addressing any early signs of gum disease before they escalate. Furthermore, lifestyle choices such as a balanced diet, limiting sugar intake, and quitting smoking can also improve oral health and reduce the risk of gum disease.


Keeping your gums healthy is crucial for overall dental health and well-being. At Paragon Dental, we are committed to providing comprehensive care through professional cleanings, advanced treatments, and educative preventive strategies to ensure that you maintain the healthiest gums possible. Remember, taking care of your gums is taking care of your smile and overall health.

If you’re concerned about your gum health or it’s been a while since your last dental visit, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Paragon Dental. Let our periodontal care help you keep your gums healthy and your smile bright.

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