Gum Disease Treatment

What is gum disease?

Gum disease (periodontal disease), is an infection of the gum tissue surrounding and supporting the teeth.  It is a major cause of tooth loss. Since it is usually painless, patients often do not realize they have it. Signs of gum disease include: red gums that bleed easily, persistent bad breath, gums have pulled away from teeth, teeth that are loose or changing position. Since gum disease is often not noticed by a patient, we place great importance on regular dental checkups and periodontal (gum) examinations. Often small changes in home care can make a great difference in gum health.

Gum Disease Treatment Options

Gum disease treatment varies based on the severity of the problem. Treatment options in our office may include any of the following: more frequent cleanings, deeper cleanings (root planing), antimicrobial therapy, and in severe cases, we may advise involving a specialist (periodontist). Once the treatment has been performed, we help you maintain healthy gums. With proper treatment it is often possible to return your gum tissue to a healthy state and prevent tooth loss.

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