For teeth that will go the distance
Healthy gums are essential to your overall dental health. Periodontal or gum disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. This needs to be dealt with immediately to avoid infection and possible loss of teeth.
Gum disease is caused by plaque, a film constantly forming on your teeth, which when left alone, causes the gums to become inflamed. But if caught early, it can easily be reversed.
Our practice stresses the importance of preserving the integrity of your gums and the bone structure supporting your teeth. We usually recommend a procedure that includes scaling and root planing to treat the condition, along with a course of antibiotics.