periodontal/gum disease

Four out of Five people have periodontal disease and don't know it! Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.

Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar). When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gum and bone. Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums.

Not only is it the number one reason for tooth loss, research suggests that there may be a link between periodontal and other diseases such as, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and increased risk during pregnancy. Smoking also increases the risk of periodontal disease.

gum disease treatment process

  • We provide a comprehensive cleaning to remove built up plaque and tartar.

  • For more advanced conditions, scaling and deep root planing are effective treatments we provide.  These procedures also involve inclusive cleaning, but deeper into areas above and below the gum line.  A local anesthetic is administered in conjunction as well.