Gum Disease Dentist Medford Oregon

Get the professional gum disease treatment you deserve.

Are you suffering from gum disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a remarkably common bacterial infection that causes pockets around the base of the teeth to form, impacts the structures that support your teeth, and can lead to bone loss if left untreated.

If you’re experiencing symptoms such as persistent bad breath, bleeding or inflamed gums, toothaches, loose teeth, or pain while chewing, then you could be dealing with gum disease. Regardless of the stage of infection, it’s important that you seek help from an experienced gum disease dentist.

Dr. Catt and his team are available to help you today! Whether you need treatment for severe gum disease, are looking to get a comprehensive exam and diagnosis, or want to learn more about effective prevention strategies, we have the expertise and high-tech treatment options to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile.

Request an appointment today to get started.

Are you suffering from gum disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a remarkably common bacterial infection that causes pockets around the base of the teeth to form, impacts the structures that support your teeth, and can lead to bone loss if left untreated.

If you’re experiencing symptoms such as persistent bad breath, bleeding or inflamed gums, toothaches, loose teeth, or pain while chewing, then you could be dealing with gum disease. Regardless of the stage of infection, it’s important that you seek help from an experienced gum disease dentist.

Dr. Catt and his team are available to help you today! Whether you need treatment for severe gum disease, are looking to get a comprehensive exam and diagnosis, or want to learn more about effective prevention strategies, we have the expertise and high-tech treatment options to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile.

Request an appointment today to get started.

What causes gum disease?

Plaque buildup

The most common cause of gum disease is plaque buildup from improper or inconsistent oral care. Over time, bacteria in our mouths combine with other particles to form a sticky residue called “plaque” on the surface of our teeth.

Smoking

Being a smoker is a major risk factor for the development of gum disease, in part because people who smoke tend to produce more bacterial plaque. Smoking can also cause a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream, preventing the infected gums from healing normally.

Other risk factors

While poor dental hygiene and smoking are the most common causes of gum disease, other factors can play a role. These include diabetes, genetic factors, medications that cause diminished saliva production, chronic stress, and hormonal changes in girls and women.

How to prevent gum disease.

Prevention is the best way to ward off gum disease and maintain general oral health. Luckily, with the right lifestyle changes and a knowledgeable gum disease dentist, preventing gum disease is possible even for those at high risk. In the majority of cases, practicing regular dental care both at home and in our office can help you prevent gum disease and improve your oral well-being.

Some of the steps you can take to avoid developing periodontal disease include:

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Adopting daily oral hygiene habits by brushing, flossing, and using a gentle mouthwash.
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Visiting our office at least twice a year for an exam and professional cleaning.
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Avoiding smoking and keeping a healthy, balanced diet.
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Keeping an eye out for potential symptoms of gingivitis (early-stage gum disease).

How to prevent gum disease.

Prevention is the best way to ward off gum disease and maintain general oral health. Luckily, with the right lifestyle changes and a knowledgeable gum disease dentist, preventing gum disease is possible even for those at high risk. In the majority of cases, practicing regular dental care both at home and in our office can help you prevent gum disease and improve your oral well-being.

Some of the steps you can take to avoid developing periodontal disease include:

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Adopting daily oral hygiene habits by brushing, flossing, and using a gentle mouthwash.
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Visiting our office at least twice a year for an exam and professional cleaning.
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Avoiding smoking and keeping a healthy, balanced diet.
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Keeping an eye out for potential symptoms of gingivitis (early-stage gum disease).

Gum disease by the numbers

Roughly 47% of adults 30 years or older have some form of periodontal disease, according to the CDC.

Periodontal disease is more common in older adults; over 70% of those 65 or older suffer from gum disease.

Gum disease is more common in the male population, among those living below the poverty level, in people with suppressed immune systems, and among current smokers.

What is the treatment for gum disease?

Treating gum disease involves thoroughly removing infected tissue and excess plaque and tartar and cleaning any pockets that have formed in your gums. Our team is dedicated to providing care that addresses your specific concerns and anxieties, and we will help you develop an individualized plan that works for you.

Is treatment still effective for severe cases?

Yes! Even patients with extensive damage due to periodontal disease can restore their oral health with the right treatment plan. In these extreme cases, a high-tech surgical approach can remove damaged tissue and even stimulate bone growth.

What is the treatment for gum disease?

Treating gum disease involves thoroughly removing infected tissue and excess plaque and tartar and cleaning any pockets that have formed in your gums. Our team is dedicated to providing care that addresses your specific concerns and anxieties, and we will help you develop an individualized plan that works for you.

Is treatment still effective for severe cases?

Yes! Even patients with extensive damage due to periodontal disease can restore their oral health with the right treatment plan. In these extreme cases, a high-tech surgical approach can remove damaged tissue and even stimulate bone growth.

medford cosmetic dentist dr. james catt DMD, PC

Our focus on comfort and personalized, results-driven dentistry

Dr. Catt has 25+ years under his belt of providing patient-focused, high-tech dental care to people of all ages. He has always been passionate about building long-lasting relationships with individual patients and families. His focus on personalized care and patient comfort has helped Dr. Catt over his decades of practice to build a reputation as one of the most trusted dentists in the Rogue Valley.

We’re focused on your comfort and lifelong dental and overall health. We’re always accepting new patients, and we’re excited to welcome you into the family.

What Our Patients Are Saying

“I’m allergic to pain. That’s one thing you don’t get with Dr. Catt. He has a totally pain free working environment.”

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Insurance Information

Believe it or not, we LOVE working with insurance companies. We will fight to make sure you get the coverage you deserve.
We’re happy to help you understand your dental insurance coverage, discuss the expected cost of your treatment, and the payment options available to you.

No dental insurance? No problem.

Our team is committed to helping you navigate any obstacles that may be keeping you from achieving excellent dental health. We offer layaway, CareCredit, and financing options to all our patients.

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Our Rogue Valley Office

Address

3546 Lone Pine Rd
Medford, OR 97504
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Phone

(541) 772-8846

Hours

Mon – Thurs: 8AM – 5PM
Fri: By appointment only
Sat – Sun: Closed

Dr. Catt Is Always Welcoming New Patients

We can’t wait to improve your smile through personalized and high-tech cosmetic dental care.

Call (541) 772-8846 to schedule.