LifeSmile Dental Care

(314) 527-0159
8430 PERSHALL ROAD, ST. LOUIS, MO 63042-3075

Periodontist in St. Louis, MO

Are your gums swollen and red? Are they easily irritated when you floss and brush your teeth? You may have gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. At LifeSmile Dental Care, we offer an assortment of treatment options for St. Louis gum disease as well as preventative care to maintain healthy gums.

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Understanding Periodontal Disease

Healthy gums are light pink in color, elastic and firm. Periodontal disease is caused by a buildup of bacteria on the tooth at the gum line. The mildest and most common form is gingivitis, which causes redness, swelling and bleeding, and it can be treated with improved brushing and flossing. If not treated, gingivitis can progress to an advanced stage called periodontitis, which causes an infection in the gum tissue and can damage the bone that supports the teeth and gums.

Signs of Gum Disease

If left untreated, periodontal diseases can progress and cause serious health issues, which is why it's imperative to see a periodontist at the first sign of a problem. Symptoms of gum disease include:

• Swollen, Red Gums
• Pain When Eating
• Receding Gum Line
• Loose Teeth
• Bleeding After
   Brushing or Flossing

Are you interested in finding out more about St. Louis gum disease? Call LifeSmile Dental Care now to consult with a knowledgeable smile specialist and schedule an appointment for a free consultation with a top-notch periodontist in St. Louis. We welcome patients throughout the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, including those in the surrounding areas of Hazelwood, Florissant, Maryland Heights, Clayton, Creve Coure, Manchester, Bridgeton, St. Ann, St. Charles, St. Peters, OIivette and Alton, Missouri.