Gum Disease

Gum Disease Treatment

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Concerned about gum disease or experiencing symptoms? Understanding gum disease, its symptoms, stages, treatment, and prevention is essential for maintaining optimal oral health. 
What is Gum Disease (Periodontitis) 
Gum disease, or periodontitis, is a common oral health issue affecting the gums and bone supporting the teeth. It usually starts with gingivitis, characterized by inflammation and bleeding gums. If left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, leading to more severe complications. 
Symptoms of Gum Disease
  • Bleeding gums 
  • Receding gum line 
  • Formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums 
  • Redness or swelling in gums 
  • Pain while chewing 
  • Persistent bad breath 
  • Changes in bite or fit in dentures 


Stages of Gum Disease
  1. Gingivitis: Early stage with inflamed gums and potential bleeding. Plaque buildup needs to be cleaned to prevent tartar formation and prevent gum disease from becoming permanent.  
  2. Periodontitis: Gums pull away, forming pockets that can lead to infection. 
  3. Advanced Periodontitis: Severe damage to the bone and fibers holding teeth, often causing tooth loss. 


The stages of gum disease


1. Healthy gums


2. Gingivitis


3. Periodontitis


4. Advanced periodontitis

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease treatment aims to eliminate infection, reduce inflammation, and prevent further damage. Common treatments include professional dental cleanings, scaling and root planing, antibiotic medications, and in advanced cases, surgical interventions like flap surgery or bone and tissue grafts. 

Gum Disease Treatment for early-stage gum disease (gingivitis) 

Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease. Typically, it's easier to treat with professional cleanings. Our team will work with you to execute a treatment plan to keep your gums and teeth healthy during this process.  

Gum Disease Treatment for periodontitis 

If the gum disease has progressed beyond gingivitis, it can affect the support teeth. This is known as periodontitis. For this stage, treatment may require scaling and root planing.  

  • Scaling is a specialized instruments that removes plaque and tartar below the gumline while disinfecting the area. 
  • Root planing is when the root surface of the teeth is smoothed to promote the gum tissue to heal and reattach to the roots of your teeth.  

Gum Disease Treatment for advanced periodontitis  

    If periodontal pockets don't fully heal after scaling and root planing, surgery may be the next step. Surgery can help remove plaque and tartar from difficult areas. 





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