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At Smiley Dental Forest Lane, Dr. Raquel Wright and Dr. Leena Hoang located in Dallas Farmers Branch, Texas, are excited to help our patients keep their health smiles. We focus not only on the health of your pearly whites but also your gums, which are the smile soldiers that support your teeth. Indeed, without your gums to support them, your teeth can loosen and fall out.

When you have a healthy smile, your teeth and gums are both in tip-top condition. Most people focus on the teeth when they think of a pretty smile, but without the support of the gums, the teeth will suffer. When gum disease attacks your smile, the small army of bacteria in the mouth build up into a sticky film known as plaque. If plaque is not removed by diligent daily brushing and flossing, paired with bi-annual dental cleanings, you can find yourself with periodontal disease. Left untreated, periodontal disease will cause the gums to continue their recession until you end up with tooth and bone loss.

So what signs in your mouth may indicate gum disease?

– Swollen, bleeding, or red gums.

– Loosened teeth in your smile.

– Chronic bad breath that just won’t go away.

– Pain when you chew food.

– Teeth appearing longer from the gum recession.

If you have one or more of these symptoms, you may be at risk for periodontal disease. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 972.484.5400 to schedule a visit with our team. We offer various treatments to fight periodontal disease, including extra professional dental cleanings, antibiotics, scaling and root planing, gum surgery, and at-home oral hygiene recommendations.

Dr. Raquel Wright and Dr. Leena Hoang at Smiley Dental Forest Lane, are here to help our patients in Dallas Farmers Branch, Texas, keep their smiles healthy and vibrant for a lifetime of smiles!