About Gum Disease - Nashville, TN

Gum Disease Prevention
and Treatment Options

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Protect Yourself from the
Dangers of Gum Disease

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and affects half of the adult U.S. population. Beyond damaging effects to oral health, this progressive infection has been shown to contribute to systemic health issues such as heart disease, certain cancers and diabetes. Seeking treatment for gum disease at any stage is imperative to a healthy mouth and healthy body.

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Dr. Penner Talks About Your Oral Health Affects Your Whole Body
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Dr. Pulliam Talks About Gum Disease

Did You Know?


Over Half the United States Adult Population Suffer from Gum Disease


Gum disease is the Number One Cause of Tooth Loss


One Out of Every American Adults Aged 30 and Over has Gum Disease 

Signs and Symptoms

Many people do not notice symptoms of gum disease until the disease has progressed to more advanced stages. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and is commonly identified by swollen gums, bad breath, and gum recession. Some of the most noticeable signs of gum disease include:

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Chronic Bad Breath

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Bleeding Gums

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Red and Puffy Gum

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Shifting or Loose Teeth

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Receding Gum Line

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Scaling And Root Planing Therapy

A non-surgical, in-office procedure that clears away tartar and bacteria in the mouth with a deep cleaning.

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Laser Gum Disease Treatment

This minimally-invasive procedure can restore the health of your gums by targeting diseased tissue and infectious bacteria. This procedure does not involve cutting the gums or invasive techniques, and most patients report feeling little to no discomfort during or after treatment.