Gum Treatment

In most cases, periodontal disease does not cause any pain and goes unnoticed.  However, early detection and treatment are extremely important.  Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.


Periodontal disease occurs when plaque builds up and irritates the gum and bone, leading to inflammation and infection. The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis.  If left untreated, the condition can progress to the bone, called periodontitis.  Signs of periodontal disease may include sore, and/or bleeding gums, tooth movement, changes in your bite, bad breath or persitent bad taste or gums that have pulled away from your teeth.  In later stages of the disease, the bone and soft tissues that support the teeth are destroyed.  This may cause the teeth to become loose, fall out or have to be removed. 

For these reasons, it is important to schedule regular dental visits and to brush and clean between your teeth daily to prevent gum disease.  Please call our office to schedule an appointment.  We would like to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.