How Periodontal Therapy Can Help With Gum Issues

Have you struggled with gum disease or other periodontal issues? Are you local to Dickson? Accent Smile Center can help your gum issues using periodontal therapy! Dr. Gatgens and Dr. Densmore are here to help get rid of your gummy troubles!

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Understanding Gum Issues

Your gums quietly support your teeth. They keep everything in place. But what happens when they feel a little under the weather? 

Gum issues might start as a shy redness or a slight puffiness around your teeth. You might even notice some bleeding when you brush or floss. These warning flags tell you that your gums are calling for help. Conditions like gingivitis (that’s a fancy word for early gum disease) might be knocking at the door.

Your gums arere not just there for show. They hold your teeth in place and protect them. Ignoring gum problems is like ignoring a leaky roof. It might not seem like a big deal initially. But it can lead to more significant troubles.

We’re not here to scare you, but we want you to know that leaving gum issues unchecked can lead to more serious problems like periodontitis. You might even risk losing a tooth or two. But don’t worry; it’s not all doom and gloom! Catching these issues early is like finding that leaky roof when it’s just a tiny drip. It’s much easier to fix!

So, if your gums send out SOS signals, don’t just brush them off (pun intended!). 

What Is Periodontal Therapy?

Imagine your gums are throwing a little fit and need special attention. Periodontal therapy is like calling the best babysitters in town to soothe and pamper them. It’s a series of treatments to make your gums feel loved and cared for again.

First up is a deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing. It gives your gums a luxurious bubble bath and scrubs away all the hidden grime. Sometimes, Dr. Gatgens or Dr. Densmore might add particular medicines to help your gums heal. Think of it as a healing balm for those tender spots.

In more severe cases, minor surgery might be needed. But don’t let that word scare you! The goal is to help your gums get back to their blooming best.

You might wonder, “What’s in it for me?” Well, periodontal therapy doesn’t just make your gums feel like royalty. It helps them stay strong and healthy. It’s like giving them a gym membership, a personal trainer, and a spa day all rolled into one. The result? Gums that are ready to support your smile for years to come.

How Periodontal Therapy Helps

Periodontal therapy is tailored to the specific needs of your gums. It starts with a thorough assessment to identify the underlying issues, followed by a customized treatment plan. This might include:

  • A deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar, 
  • Medications to fight infection, or 
  • Surgical interventions for more severe cases.

The goal of periodontal therapy is to restore the health of your gums. Addressing the root causes of gum disease, such as bacterial infection, helps reduce inflammation and promote healing. This can transform gums that were once red and swollen into healthy, firm tissue..

Beyond treating existing problems, periodontal therapy also focuses on prevention. The more you know about how to take care of your gums, the better you can put proper oral hygiene into practice. This ongoing care is essential for maintaining the progress achieved through therapy.

Periodontal therapy is not a one-size-fits-all solution. We consider each patient’s unique needs and conditions, providing a comprehensive approach to gum health. From the initial diagnosis to long-term maintenance, it’s a coordinated effort between our Accent Smile Center team and you!

Periodontal therapy is a multifaceted approach to treating and preventing gum issues. It’s more than just addressing symptoms. It’s about understanding the underlying causes and providing targeted, practical solutions. 

Home Care and Maintenance

Just like a garden needs watering and sunshine, your gums also need daily love and care. Let’s explore how you can keep those gums feeling fabulous right from the comfort of your home!

Think of your toothbrush as a magic wand for your gums. A gentle wave twice a day and flossing can keep those gums happy. And remember a swish of mouthwash! It’s like a refreshing drink on a hot day for your aching gums.

Regular visits with Dr. Gatgens and Dr. Densmore are like family reunions for your gums. It’s a chance for the experts to see how they’re doing and give them a little extra pampering if needed. These check-ups are like wellness retreats, helping your gums stay in tip-top shape.

Your gums are part of your family and need some ground rules to stay happy. Avoiding tobacco and overly sugary treats is like setting a curfew; it keeps them safe and sound. Nightguards certainly won’t hurt your gums, either!

Remember, your gums are on this journey with you, and they’re counting on you to be their travel buddy. The care you give them at home, combined with the expert touch of periodontal therapy, is like a dream vacation package for your gums.


So, roll out the welcome mat and make your gums feel at home. With a bit of daily care and regular check-ins with Accent Smile Center, you can keep that periodontal therapy magic alive and well. Dr. Gatgens and Dr. Densmore offer free consultations! Schedule yours here and have the healthiest gums in Dickson.