Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a degenerative dental condition caused by the bacteria found in plaque. These bacteria infects your gum tissues, and can lead to gum recession, bone loss, and tooth loss when left untreated.
Symptoms of gum disease include:
When you visit our practice, our dentist will carefully examine you for any signs of gum disease, and will work with you to develop an effective treatment plan. Your treatment will depend on the severity of your disease and on your specific needs. Our dentist may recommend additional teeth cleaning treatments, an improved at-home oral hygiene routine, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing, or gum surgery.
For more information on periodontal treatments, and to make your appointment with our dentist, please contact our office.