If your gums aren’t properly cared for, you can get gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that causes swelling and inflammation of the gums. If left untreated, it can progress into a more severe form of gum disease that may result in tooth loss. Nobody wants sore gums, let alone missing teeth. Gum treatments are used to combat periodontal disease. There are different types of gum treatment methods. The type of gum disease and the severity of the gum disease will determine which gum treatment will be most effective. Gum treatments range from the least invasive scaling and root planning to bone graft surgery for the most severe gum disease cases. Our dentists will be able to assess the condition of your gums and prescribe the best treatment plan for you.
As a patient, you have the greatest role in protecting your gums and keeping them health. Daily oral hygiene is the best way to keep germs and food particles that can lead to decay and infection at bay. Healthy oral hygiene, consists of daily brushing and flossing.
Sometimes patients can have the early stages of periodontal disease and not exhibit any symptoms. This is why it is also crucial that you also schedule regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations in addition to oral hygiene.