Maintain A Healthy Smile
If you have gum disease, you're not alone. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, nearly half of all American adults suffer from some form of this condition. Gum disease is a serious dental issue that can lead to tooth loss and other serious health problems, so it's important to be aware of the signs and symptoms and to seek treatment as soon as possible.
Symptoms of gum disease include bleeding gums, bad breath, and receding gums. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our office right away. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. With early diagnosis and proper treatment, gum disease can be controlled and your smile can be saved.
The first line of defense against gum disease is a unique type of cleaning called “scaling and root planing.” In this procedure, an ultrasonic cleaning device is used to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth where regular cleaning devices can't reach: under the gum line, on the tooth, and around the root. Then, the rough surface of the tooth and the root are smoothed out (planed). This provides a healthy, clean surface that makes it easier for the gum tissue to reattach to the tooth.
Surgical Treatment Options
If the tissue or bone surrounding your teeth is too damaged to be repaired with non-surgical treatment, several surgical procedures are available to prevent severe damage and to restore a healthy smile. We will recommend the procedure that is best suited to the condition of your teeth and gums.