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Gum Disease Treatment

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What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious infection of the gums surrounding your teeth. It is caused by a buildup of plaque, that if not removed by flossing, brushing, and regular dental checkups, it will create toxins that can damage the gums. When gone untreated, gum disease can affect other parts of your body and may cause you to permanently lose teeth. Because periodontal disease is a severe infection, it is important to seek treatment right away. Schedule an appointment with our office at 30Avenue if you are concerned you have gum disease. 

Gum Disease Can Affect the Entire Body

Because gum disease is a bacterial infection, it can spread throughout your body and make other health conditions you may have worse.


When your body is trying to fight gum disease, it messes up your blood sugar levels, making them harder to manage. Diabetes also makes it difficult to fight infections, making gum disease advance more quickly.


If you suffer from asthma or intense allergies, inflammation from gum disease can cause asthma attacks. 


If you are pregnant, your hormones can increase your likelihood of having inflamed gums, which can increase the chance of contracting gum disease. It is important to visit your dentist during your pregnancy to ensure you aren’t at risk or have already contracted gum disease.

The Silent Killer

Because gum disease is virtually pain-free, it is possible you don’t know you have it yet. This is why attending your regular check-ups biannually are crucial to your oral health. During your appointment, the dentist will check for signs of periodontal disease by measuring the space between your teeth and gums. The sooner a patient is detected with gum disease, the easier it is to treat it. 

If you haven’t been seen in the last 6 months or are worried you have gum disease, schedule an appointment with our Inlet Beach office. Our amazing staff will examine your mouth and provide you with clear answers.

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Factors that Can Increase the Risk of Developing Gum Disease

  • Smoking or using chewing tobacco
  • Diabetes
  • Certain types of medication (steroids, anti-epilepsy drugs, cancer therapy drugs, calcium channel blockers, and oral contraceptives)
  • Dental bridges that no longer fit properly
  • Crooked teeth
  • Old Fillings
  • Pregnancy

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

While these symptoms could also be a sign of something else, it is important you schedule an appointment with your dentist for immediate attention if you are experiencing any of the following.


  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Red, swollen, and tender gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • Pus between your teeth and gums
  • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
  • Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Any change in the fit of partial dentures

Periodontal Treatment at 30A Smiles

If you have periodontal disease, there are treatment options available, each depending on the severity. Typical treatments include at-home periodontal trays, deep cleaning the root, periodontal surgery, laser gum surgery, and/or dental implants. It is important to not leave gum disease untreated as it will spread and affect the rest of your body and may cause you to permanently lose teeth.

At 30A Smiles our dentists are experienced in identifying gum disease and its treatments. Our entire team is friendly, caring, and professional. You can be confident that you will have a positive experience at our office and receive the treatment you need. Our doctor’s will walk you through the next steps and what treatment would be best for you. Schedule an appointment with our office near Panama City to be examined for gum disease right away.

New Patient Online Offers

Complimentary Initial Cosmetic Consultation

($200 Value!)

Complimentary Initial Implant Consultation & Panoramic X-ray

($313 Value!)

$500 Off Invisalign Treatment with Complimentary Records and  Teeth Whitening

($1500 Value!)

What Makes Us Different

Clean & Inviting Office

Our unique office space reflects the quality and attention we deliver in our dental care. It is important to us that each patient in our office feels comfortable

High-Quality Dentistry

We have invested in excellent technology and staff members that allow us to provide our patients with premium care that is attentive to their needs.

Attention to Detail

We take our time with each patient, ensuring we are listening to their concerns, providing a thorough exam or procedure, and maintaining a comfortable environment for everyone.

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What Our Patients are Saying

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Ken WKen W
18:19 10 Nov 22
I had an older crown fall out while vacationing along 30A, and had to scramble to find a good Dentist locally. I selected 30A Smiles based on their reviews, and it was a great choice! I was able to get a quick appointment by a friendly person on the phone, and once in the office Taryn & Dr Skinner were marvelous! A great team, they answered all my questions, and I felt very comfortable in their care. I ended up getting a fully new crown all done that same day. Great experience and highly recommended Dental practice!
17:31 26 Aug 22
Great office. The front desk staff were very helpful and welcoming. The office is very open and comfortable. Jamielynn, the hygienist was amazing. She was so kind, explained everything well, and provided superb cleaning. Dr Hoppe was great. So knowledgeable and helpful. Great experience
John MullisJohn Mullis
23:55 05 Jul 22
Amazing Dentists, gentle & kind..very helpful in making a great dental plan to get you to pain free. They have the best staff in the panhandle.. I am a happy patient with 30A smiles..
joe sheehanjoe sheehan
16:44 09 Jun 22
While on vacation I tripped and chipped my front tooth. I contacted 30A Smilies and they got me right in on the same day. Everyone in the office was very pleasant. They made me feel very comfortable and at ease. If I could rate the experience a 10 I would. Thank You All!
Anna PapaAnna Papa
22:43 08 Feb 22
30A Smiles does not feel like a dental office - it's bright, well designed, the staff is so incredibly friendly and welcoming. The dentists and assistants are very knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable and at ease. I would highly recommend 30A Smiles.

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The dentists and team at 30A Smiles in Inlet Beach, Florida, truly provide “Fine Dentistry for All Ages.” This includes superb cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, Invisalign clear braces, family dentistry, and so much more to their patients. They even offer dental sedation for patients that need it.  Located in 30 Avenue, they serve patients from Destin to Panama City Beach, FL, including from the communities of Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Inlet Beach and zip codes 32407, 32413, 32459, 32461, and 32550.