Your gums help keep your teeth in their proper positions, and healthy gums add a great deal to giving you an attractive smile. But they also have a much more important job, which is keeping your mouth and body healthy. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss or more serious problems, such as complications with diabetes or respiratory and cardiovascular issues.

At Gillespie Dental Associates, we offer a comprehensive approach to treating and maintaining your gum health, including the following:

At our office, we understand the importance of periodontics in maintaining excellent oral health. Our focus is on preventing, diagnosing and treating gum disease and other conditions that affect the gums and soft tissues of the mouth. Gum disease, caused by bacteria in plaque, is a common condition that can lead to serious dental problems if left untreated.

The early stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, is characterized by red, swollen, tender and bleeding gums. With proper diagnosis and treatment, gingivitis can often be controlled and reversed through professional cleanings and improved at-home oral care. However, if gingivitis is not addressed early on, it can progress to periodontitis, the more advanced stage of gum disease.

Periodontitis is a serious condition that can cause gum recession, bone loss, and eventually, tooth loss. Our team provides high-quality treatment for gum disease, including periodontitis, to restore your smile to good health. With our experience in periodontics, we can help you maintain healthy gums and prevent future dental problems.

If you have been noticing symptoms of gum disease or are concerned about your oral health, our dentists and team are here to help. Call our office today at (828) 252-9351 for an appointment for periodontal treatments in Asheville, North Carolina, with Dr. Timothy E. Gillespie and associates. We look forward to caring for you!