Published: 07/13/2017

We have all had moments of annoying bad breath. Not only is it embarrassing, but it can make our mouths feel uncomfortable. However, for those with gum disease, bad breath can become a lingering problem.

Periodontal disease occurs due to a buildup of bacteria between the teeth and gums. The bacteria releases particulate, which becomes the essence of permanent bad breath. Unfortunately, this type of problem cannot be solved through mouth rinses, brushing and flossing, chewing gum or sucking on mints.

The only answer to bad breath caused by gum disease is proper treatment and management.

How Your Periodontist Treats Gum Disease

In the earliest stages of gum disease, gingivitis, your periodontist can completely get rid of the bacteria. With proper hygiene and examinations, the problem may not return. However, if gum disease progresses for a while and reaches more advanced stages, it becomes a consistent concern. In that case, it will need to be managed through regular visits to the periodontist.

During these visits, the periodontist and his team members will facilitate deep cleanings to sanitize the periodontal pockets. In certain cases, LANAP® gum therapy procedures can help remove diseased gum tissues, encouraging the healthy ones to regenerate and re-adhere protectively to the teeth.

Meanwhile, you will finally be rid of your constant bad breath thanks to management of your gum disease. Plus, you will have the advantage of knowing that you are getting high-quality care for this common issue that affects millions of U.S. residents every year.

If you have struggled with bad breath, it is time to get checked. Contact us to discuss your gum disease in Rockville, MD. Together, we can find a solution to not only stop your embarrassing symptom of periodontal disease, but also protect your mouth for life.

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