In the US, almost one in two adults aged 30 and older have some form of gum disease, and of these, almost a third suffer from moderate periodontitis, while 8.5% have severe gum disease. While gums may not seem like an important part of your mouth, they’re essential to the beauty and function of your smile. Gums or gingiva are soft tissue that surround your teeth, teeth roots, and bones of your jaw. They act as a seal and protective layer against disease-causing bacteria and a supportive structure that keeps your teeth firmly implanted. When plaque and tartar accumulate on your teeth, your gums become inflamed and tender before pulling away. This can lead to infections, sensitivity, pain, and even structural problems with your teeth and bone. Additional issues that may require soft tissue treatment include receding gums, gummy smiles, and a large gap between your two front teeth. The experienced team at Eric George DMD & Associates offer a full spectrum of soft tissue treatment in Coventry, RI focused on keeping your gums and teeth healthy. We offer a full spectrum of sedation dentistry options to ensure your comfort when receiving gum treatment.
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