Periodontal (gum) disease is a degenerative condition caused by harmful bacteria found in plaque. When these bacteria infect the gum tissues, they cause inflammation, tenderness and bleeding. More severe stages of the disease can lead to loose teeth, gum recession, bone loss and other problems. Our periodontist will check your mouth at each of your regular dental visits for signs of gum disease so that we can provide treatment promptly and halt the disease before it causes significant damage to your oral health.
If you are diagnosed with gum disease, our periodontist will first discuss nonsurgical treatment options with you. Nonsurgical options are often an excellent solution to more mild forms of gum disease and can be very effective in halting the progression of the disease before it can become more severe and damaging. Some common nonsurgical treatment options include:
We will review all your treatment options with you during your initial consultation and work with you to find the treatment or combination of treatments that will provide you with the best results for your oral health.
If you have any questions about nonsurgical gum disease treatment or if you want to schedule an appointment with our periodontist and team, please contact our office today.