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Periodontal Gum Care

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Periodontal Gum Care

Gingivitis

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums caused by harmful bacteria found in plaque and tartar that are not removed from the teeth. If you have gingivitis, your gums will be swollen, red, and bleed easily. Gingivitis is reversible with proper brushing, flossing and regular cleanings by a dental hygienist.

Gum Infection Therapy

At your first visit, we’ll identify any gum infection related issues and discuss your concerns and goals, your treatment options, costs, and can proceed immediately or schedule an appointment with you for future treatment.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a chronic infection of the gums and is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal disease is an advanced gum infection which (unlike gingivitis) is irreversible and difficult to treat.

Periodontitis

Periodontitis occurs if gingivitis is not treated. The body’s natural response to bacteria causes deterioration of the connective tissue surrounding the teeth. If plaque and tartar are not removed, the gums will pull away, creating infected pockets and ultimately loose teeth. The progression of gum disease can be halted and maintained by gum infection therapy and periodic periodontal maintenance procedures that are usually done every three months.