Gum Disease Treatment

The health of your gums is just as important to your overall oral health as your teeth. We aim to provide you with all of the necessary treatments to keep your gums healthy and strong. The most common gum condition we treat is periodontitis, or gum disease. Gum disease is caused by a bacterial infection of the gums which causes inflammation, bleeding, and a breakdown of the gum tissue. If not treated, gum disease can eventually lead to tooth loss and even bone loss. We offer many treatments for gum disease, based on your individual needs and the severity of your case.

The most recommended treatment for gum disease is a scaling and root planing, commonly referred to as a deep cleaning. Scaling removes infected gum tissue from above and below your gum line, while root planing is the process by which we smooth rough patches on your tooth’s surface where bacteria can become trapped.

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