Many treatments are available for gum disease. Procedures range from non-surgical treatments such as scaling and root planing and at-home periodontal trays to periodontal surgery and laser gum surgery. When you visit iSmile, our dentists will review and determine which treatment will most benefit you. Call today to schedule your appointment and learn more about gum disease treatment with iSmile.
Gum disease, known as periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. The bacteria inflame and infect the gum tissues, and when left untreated, the gums eventually begin to pull away from the teeth. Untreated, periodontal disease can result in bone loss, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession.
If your gums are swollen, red, tender, or bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease. Other common symptoms of gum disease include loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath, and receding gums that make your teeth appear longer than average. After your exam at iSmile, our dentist and team will be able to assess if you suffer from periodontal disease.
The treatment for gum disease is recommended upon your specific needs. Depending on the severity of the condition, our dentist may recommend additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. We strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease. For more information on periodontal treatment, we welcome you to call to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to caring for your smile!