Nearly half of all adults over 30 in the U.S. have gum disease at some point in their lives according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Keep your gums healthy with Legacy Dental.
Donât take your gum health for granted. Gum disease is a common and progressive infection. Itâs so common that it affects most people at some point in their lives, but you donât have to live with it forever. At Legacy Dental, we offer a full range of gum disease treatments to restore your oral health and help you smile with confidence once more.(505) 257-0354
Periodontal Services in Albuquerque
Healthy gums are essential to an overall healthy mouth, so they need proper dental care treatments and good hygiene to prevent disease. Effective treatment of gum disease begins with a comprehensive examination to identify the cause of the problem.
Commonly, food particles get trapped between teeth and below the gum line causing bacteria to grow which will eventually cause the symptoms of gum disease that we all recognize. Good oral hygiene including regular brushing and flossing can prevent gum disease before it has a chance to take hold. Schedule dentist visits twice a year for checkups that can identify trouble spots before they have a chance to worsen.
Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease
Gum disease can be identified by inflammation and redness with the gums bleeding easily with normal brushing. The inflammation is caused by bacteria stemming from food particles left between teeth from inadequate brushing or failure to floss between teeth.
As the bacteria grows, it forms a film on the teeth called plaque. When this plaque gradually hardens on the surface, it develops into tartar, which can spread beneath the gum line causing inflammation of the tissue surrounding your teeth.
Left untreated, this condition will deteriorate the tissue until it can no longer support your teeth and they begin to loosen or fall out entirely. Some factors make patients more prone to developing gum disease, such as smoking, diabetes, stress, or gaps in the smile where food particles can get easily trapped.
Do I Have Gum Disease?
If you are experiencing tenderness or bleeding of the gums, loose teeth, or painful chewing, please call our office as soon as possible. Schedule a comprehensive exam for effective treatment of gum disease. We offer a range of procedures and services to give you back your good oral health.
- Mon: 8:00am - 2:00pm
- Tue: 7:00am - 7:00pm
- Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
- Thu: 7:00am - 7:00pm
- Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm
- Sat: 8:00am - 2:00pm*
- Sun: Closed
- * Open once per month on Saturdays.
Our Albuquerque Location
- 5343 Wyoming Blvd NE suite A,
Albuquerque, NM 87109
- (505) 257-0354
- We are located on Wyoming Blvd. NE, across the street from the Albuquerque JCC and next to Bear Canyon Professional Park II.
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Do You Accept Insurance?
Yes, we do! Legacy Dental accepts most major dental insurance plans and PPOs. We also offer affordable financing through CareCredit and Denefits to help you fit quality care into your familyâs budget.
Do You Accept Walk-ins and Same-Day Appointments?
Yes, our practice welcomes walk-in patients. At Legacy Dental , we want to make sure you receive care when itâs most convenient for you. If youâve experienced a dental injury, we also offer emergency appointments as scheduling permits. For same-day dental care, call or visit your trusted local Albuquerque cosmetic dentist today!