Gum Disease Treatment

Gum Disease Treatments in Knoxville

The Importance of Keeping Your Gums Healthy

Our office wants to help you with proactive dental health whenever possible and that’s one of the reasons why Dr. Jason A. Phillips and our exceptional dental team assess gum health at your check-ups. Gum disease/periodontal disease is a very serious issue. It can cost you your teeth as well as create a plethora of other problems related to your teeth and to your overall health, too. Other than prevention, the best approach to gum disease is to treat it as early as possible. Early intervention could mean that Dr. Phillips treats gingivitis and prevents periodontitis.

Give Family Dentistry of Knoxville a call at (865) 383-1017 to book your visit as soon as possible! Contact us today to schedule an appointment for gum disease treatment in Knoxville.

Gum Disease Systemic Links

About 2/3 or more of the population have some degree of gum disease. By ignoring signs of gum disease, such as bleeding gums, gum soreness, receding gums, bad breath, and sores on the gums, you could put your teeth as well as your health at risk.

Systemic links include:

Whether you have any of the aforementioned conditions or are at risk for them, there is a strong link between them and gum disease. Neglecting gums could exacerbate an existing condition, it could up your chances of other diseases. Of course, there’s also the fact that the active infection in your mouth continually puts stress on your immune system. Gum disease is an ongoing infection in the mouth. It enters the bloodstream continually and the list of associated problems is lengthy.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is most commonly caused by plaque buildup on the teeth and gums. Plaque is a sticky film that is made up of bacteria. Other common factors that can contribute to gum disease include:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Tobacco use
  • Specific medications
  • Genetic factors
  • Hormonal changes
  • Poor nutritional habits

Get Your Gums Treated Today

If you suspect that you have a gum disease, don’t wait. Reach out to our Knoxville dental office today to schedule an appointment and discuss treatment plans. As big advocates of preventative dentistry, our ultimate goal is to ensure you a lifetime of good oral and overall health.

Give Family Dentistry of Knoxville a call at (865) 383-1017 or contact us online to book your visit as soon as possible!

Patient Testimonials

Opinions That Matter the Most
  • “Dr Phillips makes me super comfortable and his skills are top-notch. Their hygienist Nicole is gentle and explains everything so thoroughly. Love this office!”

    - Sondra W.
  • “If you are looking for a dentist and a dental staff who are professional, friendly, caring, and treat you like family, look no further! From the second you walk in and until you leave, you will experience top-of-line dental care in a family atmosphere.”

    - Rachel B.
  • “My dentist is the best! I have never felt more like a family in a medical office like I do here. I recommend them to everyone and will continue to do so!”

    - Kristine S.

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Why Choose Us?

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  • Experienced & Expert Team

    Our skilled team of oral care experts have been caring for the community for over a decade.

  • Comfortable Environment

    Our kind team utilizes a minimally invasive approach to make sure our patients are comfortable.

  • Financing Options Available

    Our office offers affordable monthly payments and convenient financing plans.

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  • Advanced Technology

    We use the most advanced, state of the art equipment for outstanding dental care.