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Gum Disease Treatment – Corbin, KY

Protecting Your Entire Smile

Smiling woman in dental chair It’s easy to think that dentistry is solely focused on the health of the teeth, but that actually couldn’t be further from the truth! The condition of the gums is just as important when it comes to someone’s oral health, and just like the teeth, they can quickly develop problems without the proper care.

The most common one is called periodontal disease, which is a bacterial infection that can lead to red, swollen, and tender gums that bleed easily when brushing. Left untreated, it can eventually cause chronic bad breath (halitosis), loose teeth, and ultimately, tooth loss.

To prevent all of this, Dr. Whitaker and our team examine every patients’ gums at their regular checkups. Should we spot a problem, a specialized dental cleaning called scaling and root planing and even laser dentistry can be used to effectively eliminate bacteria and lower a patient’s potential for reinfection.

Why Choose Corbin Family Dental Care for Periodontal Therapy?

  • Protects against the #1 cause of adult tooth loss in the U.S.
  • Laser dentistry available for fast & pain-free treatment
  • Kind, friendly, & professional team