Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease affects approximately 80% of the adult population, yet most of the time it is so easy to avoid just by flossing and brushing each day. If you notice red, swollen, inflamed or bleeding gums, it’s time to come in for an appointment. The good news is that this is generally easy to fix.
Gingivitis Causes & Treatment
Most common is gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease caused by the build-up of bacteria or plaque on the teeth. It can be treated most of the time with a thorough dental cleaning and consistent dental care regimen. Prevention of gingivitis is regular at-home brushing and flossing each day.
Periodontal Disease Causes & Treatment
Periodontal disease is a little more serious, potentially causing loose teeth and even bone damage. Symptoms of periodontal disease include swollen gums, bleeding, and infection.
Treatment for periodontal disease will require deep cleaning such as scaling or root planing which involves a few visits with the hygienist who will remove built-up plaque and tartar from under the gums. Using Laser or antimicrobial agents can increase the success rate of gum treatment significantly.
Updated for 2018.