Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

ALERT: Gum Disease May Increase COVID-19 Symptom Severity

May 27, 2021
Posted By: Northwest Arkansas Family Dental

If you suffer from or suspect gum disease, your dentist in Fayetteville, AR encourages you to come in for treatment or visit us for your six-month preventive checkup and teeth cleaning today.

We have taken all precautions to make our dental office safe during the COVID-19 pandemic—even as cases slow. Our safety measures meet or exceed OSHA guidelines, and our commitment to patient and staff safety is second to none.

Because of the recent study linking gum disease to severe COVID-19 symptoms, we are determined to keep our patients safe during this uncertain time.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

If you have gum disease, it means deep infections in the bones and tissues that support your teeth. Typically, this condition starts as gingivitis and escalates to gum disease without intervention from your dentist. When gingivitis becomes gum disease, unfortunately, it is only treatable. However, treatment can reduce symptoms and restore you to better oral health.

Symptoms of gum disease can be silent, which is why regular dental visits are encouraged. But if you do notice symptoms, they can include:

  • Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
  • Bleeding gums, especially when brushing
  • Toothaches or ongoing tooth sensitivity
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Gum recession or elongated-appearing teeth

Gum Disease Treatment in Fayetteville

Your dentist near me provides gentle but effective gum disease treatment, which may include:

  • A dental cleaning schedule
  • Deep cleanings below the gumline and recontouring
  • A special at-home brushing and flossing regimen

Our team will be here for you throughout treatment, reassuring and guiding you toward improved oral health.

For Gum Disease Treatment Near Me, Contact Our Dental Team

Your oral health is always our top priority at Northwest Arkansas Family Dental. So, if it’s time for your next dental exam and teeth cleaning, reach out to a team member for a safe and comfortable dental experience.

We serve all areas, including Springdale, Goshen, Johnson, Wesley, Lowell, and your location.

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