Periodontal Diagnoses and Treatment
Gum disease is treated by carefully removing the bacteria and substances that form in the pockets around the teeth. The removal of this material occurs on a microscopic level and requires great skill. Dr. Gibson’s dental team has had advanced training to effectively remove all of the bacteria and restore your oral health.
Treatment of Periodontitis
The word periodontal means “around the tooth” and periodontal disease attack the gums and the bone that support the teeth. During regular home care, if plaque is not removed, it turns into a hard white substance called calculus or tartar. When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone. Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums.
Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it! Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.
- Bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
- New spacing between teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Pus around the teeth and gums
- Receding gums
- Red and puffy gums
- Tenderness or discomfort