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Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Nearly half of Americans over the age of thirty have gum disease in some form. Fortunately, it’s a treatable condition at The Hills Dental Spa in Austin TX.

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is inflammation and infection of the soft tissue that holds your teeth in their sockets. It starts with inflammation. Gums become swollen and tender.

Early stage gum disease is called gingivitis. If it progresses, the gums pull away from the teeth, developing pockets. This more severe condition is called periodontitis or periodontal disease.

Signs of Gum Disease

  • Swollen gums
  • Receding gums
  • Gums changing color
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Pain and tenderness
  • Changes in your bite

As serious as gum disease is on its own, it also puts you at risk of conditions like heart disease. This means the health of your gums is directly tied to your overall health. It is, at the very least, indicative of how well you’re taking care of yourself.

The good news is that gum disease is 100% preventable with regular brushing and flossing, and dental checkups. We offer gum disease treatment and other general dentistry options at The Hills Dental Spa in Austin TX. Patients from Westlake, Lakeway, and Bee Cave also come to us for cosmetic dentistry. Request an appointment today!

Contact The Hills Dental Spa:

512-347-0044

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6836 Bee Cave Road, Building 1 Suite 300
Austin, Texas
78746

 

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“Dr. Kevin Winters and his team at The Hills Dental Spa in Austin, TX truly provide a spa-like experience for their patients. They offer TMJ treatment, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, general dentistry and so much more.

They serve patients in and around the Austin, Texas area including the communities of West Lake Hills, Bee Cave, Lakeway, TX and zip codes 78703, 78704, 78735, 78746,78748 and 78738.

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