According to studies by the American Academy of Periodontology, nearly 75% of Americans suffer from some form of gum disease ranging from mild gingivitis to the more severe form, periodontitis. The earliest stage of gum disease, gingivitis, causes red and swollen gums, and sometimes bleeding from your gums when you floss. It is completely reversible with proper oral health treatments and home care. But if left untreated, it will progress to periodontitis, which requires more invasive treatments.
Our San Antonio dentists are trained to recognize all stages of gum disease and give proper recommendations of care. In many cases, we can offer patients less invasive techniques like gum infection therapy ands local antibiotics.