Gum Disease Dentist Liberty, MO

Healthy gums set a foundation for a healthy smile

Did you know that many people experience gum disease and don’t even know it? Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is an infection that takes root in your gums. While gum disease is common, it can be incredibly dangerous and even lead to tooth loss. At Jackson Family Dental, we’re here to help you treat gum disease and set a foundation for a healthy smile

Common signs that you are experiencing gum disease include…

Bleeding, tender, or swollen gums

Gums that are sensitive to hot or cold temperatures

Chronically bad breath

Pain in the gums while chewing

How does gum disease affect oral health?

Your gums are a crucial part of your oral health. So much so that when your gums are unhealthy, the rest of your oral — and whole body — health can become problematic if not treated.

When gum disease takes hold and becomes severe, gums start to recede and pull away from your teeth. This makes it so your gums can no longer adequately support your teeth, eventually leading to tooth loss and bone loss in your jaw.

Treating gum disease at Jackson Family Dental

Depending on the severity of your gum disease, different approaches might be necessary to treat it.

If we notice you are experiencing gum disease, we will often recommend a dental deep cleaning, which cleans your teeth under your gums to ensure that they can reattach to your teeth. After we’ve performed a deep cleaning, we often recommend that patients attend cleanings and exams more frequently, most commonly every 3 months.

If you believe that you are experiencing gum disease, give our gum disease dentist a call at (816) 429-5799. We’ll answer your questions and let you know how we can help you get your gums back to full health.

Common questions about gum disease


What can happen if I don’t treat gum disease?

If left untreated, gum disease could lead to:

  • Pain in your gums or teeth
  • Loosening or loss of teeth
  • Loss and weakening of jaw bone
  • A change in your bite
  • Receding gum line

How can I prevent gum disease?

The best way to prevent gum disease is to stay on top of your oral health, including brushing twice daily, flossing, attending cleanings and exams, and eating a nutritious diet.

How long does it take for gum disease to become serious?

Periodontal disease can escalate quickly. If you believe you are experiencing gum disease, get in touch with our gum disease dentist ASAP to schedule treatment.

Hear from our patients

“I had an amazing experience. I have been to several offices, but this one really blew me away. I was beyond impressed with every detail of my visit.”

Lauren Jewell

“I have a history of disliking dentists. I’ve had a lot of pain and a lot and a lot of procedures done. And when I went to Dr. Jesse I had a painless experience for the first time and that just really changed things for me.

Mary Ann Jehn

“My experience at Jackson Family Dental has been one of great professionalism and great service. They have the technology and everything you’re looking for in a dentist. But the thing that really keeps me and my family coming back are the relationships we’ve built.

Ben McNeal

Schedule your cleaning & exam

Even if it’s been years since your last cleaning, we’d love to see you. There’s no judgement here, just a team dedicated to your oral health. Call (816) 429-5799 to schedule a visit today.

Our Liberty office

8650 NE Shoal Creek Valley Dr 
Kansas City, MO 64157 

Jackson Family Dental is conveniently located right off of Route 152. Enjoy our spa-like atmosphere and family-friendly approach. We look forward to seeing you!


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