Periodontal (Gum) Care

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, half of American adults have gum disease. Gum disease ranges from gingivitis to the various forms and stages of periodontitis. The prevalence of gum disease increases with age because teeth wear down and become more sensitive as time passes, gums naturally recede, and medications can affect oral health. If your gums feel tender or sore, or if they look red and swollen, you may have gum disease. Other warning signs include bleeding and/or receding gums, pain or sensitivity in your teeth (and even loose teeth caused by weakening gum fibers or bone loss), and persistent bad breath. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss as well as various serious health problems.

If you have any degree of gum disease, we can help. In the past, gum disease almost always required surgery, and while surgery is still an option, many cases are now treated with less invasive techniques first, such as deep dental cleanings, local antibiotics, and special mouth rinses.

Periodontal Treatments

  • Diagnosis of Gum Disease
  • Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleanings)
  • Arestin® Local Antibiotic Treatments
  • Long-term maintenance Plans

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