gum disease dentist 
in 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.

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