Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition involving the buildup of bacteria in plaque that can severely affect the health of your gums. These bacteria will infect your gum tissues and cause them to eventually recede from your teeth. If left untreated, this condition will lead to bleeding gums or, in extreme cases, tooth loss and bone loss. We encourage patients to avoid this sort of condition through the regular habit of brushing and flossing their teeth.
In the event that your teeth have been damaged due to gum disease, we can provide you with treatment to repair and improve the health of your smile. Our dentists can examine your mouth for gum disease and create a plan of treatment tailored to best address your needs. Depending on the severity of your condition, your treatment may involve simpler procedures like scaling and root planing. In other cases, you may benefit best from a soft tissue graft or pocket reduction surgery.
We encourage you to meet with our dentists soon to receive an exam and learn about which type of gum disease treatment may be the best option for you. Contact our office today to set up your first consultation!