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Gum Disease

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gum tissues that support your teeth, caused by an excess of toxic bacteria that is found in plaque and tartar buildup.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Signs of Gum Disease

How is Gum Disease Treated?

Gum disease treatment involves interventions to address and control the progression of periodontal disease. It aims to eliminate infection, reduce inflammation, and restore the health of the gums and supporting structures. Deep cleaning methods, such as scaling and root planing, can be incredibly effective in treating gum disease. Antibiotics or other medications can also be prescribed to treat infection and halt further progression. Advanced laser technology may be used to remove infected tissue and promote healing.

What is Scaling and Root Planing?

Scaling and root planing (SRP) is a non-surgical procedure that targets plaque and bacteria below the gumline, which helps to address the root causes of gum disease by cleaning deeper and more thoroughly than other dental hygiene methods.

Benefits of Treating Gum Disease

How can I Prevent Gum Disease?

Practicing good oral hygiene as well as scheduling routine dental cleanings can greatly decrease the risk of gum disease.

Why Choose Us?

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