Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth.

Gingivitis video


Here are some warning signs that can signal a problem:

  • gums that bleed easily
  • red, swollen, tender gums
  • gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • permanent teeth that are loose or separating
  • any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • any change in the fit of partial dentures

Plaque and Calculus Video


Some factors increase the risk of developing gum disease. They are:

  • poor oral hygiene
  • smoking or chewing tobacco
  • genetics
  • crooked teeth that are hard to keep clean 
  • pregnancy 
  • diabetes 
  • medications, including steroids, certain types of anti-epilepsy drugs, cancer therapy drugs, some calcium channel blockers and oral contraceptives

 


Optimal periodontal health is the foundation of dental health.


WhiteningIf the picture that you envision is a beautiful and healthy smile, then the frame around that picture is your gums. Periodontal disease can be the silent killer of teeth and can have a significant impact on the overall health of the individual, so we provid a thorough periodontal health screening. We can manage many levels of periodontal infection through education, in office treatments, medications and enhanced oral hygiene skills training and products. Source

Scaling and root planing Procedure video
Scaling and Root Planing - gum disease treatement | Imagine Dentistry at the Arboretum

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Gingival Probing and Pocket Depth Prodecure Video

 

 

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