Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment

Gum disease, sometimes referred to as periodontal disease, is a common oral condition that can lead gums separating from teeth. When the gums separate, pockets begin to form which can harbor bacteria, infection, and decay. As the disease progresses, patients may end up with spacing issues and may even lose teeth. Wondering if you have periodontal disease?
Here are the symptoms to look out for:
  • Gum Swelling
  • Gum Irritation/Discoloration
  • Gum Infection
  • Foul Breath
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Loose Teeth

Gum Disease Treatment

Tooth Scaling

Specialized dental tools will be used to remove tartar, plaque, bacteria, and infection from the affected teeth and gumline.

Root Planning

After tooth scaling, the roots of your teeth will be smoothened, allowing gums to attach and heal easier.

Surgical Periodontal Therapy

In certain cases, gum disease may progress and require more serious treatment options. This may include a gum graft or pocket reduction. During a pocket reduction, bacteria and infection will be removed, teeth will be smoothened, and the tissue will be attached for healing. A gum graft involves covering exposed roots or tooth structures that may be lost due to gum disease.