Category: Periodontal Treatment

What Exactly Is Scaling and Root Planing?

Keeping your teeth clean on a consistent basis is a fundamental principle of good oral health. It’s also the main goal of attending a routine dental cleaning at least once every six months. However, sometimes, you need to clean more than just the tops (crowns) of your teeth to keep your smile healthy. At our… Read more »

Real Reasons to Worry About Gum Disease

Being told that you have gum disease can cause several different reactions, but what’s most important is realizing the need for treatment as soon as possible. The longer you wait to treat it, the more severe it can become, and the more extensive the results can be for your oral and overall health. At our… Read more »

How to Tell if You Need Periodontal Treatment

One of the reasons why it’s important to stick to a routine of dental checkups and cleanings is because your dentist is your best chance at detecting certain dental issues. For instance, your dentist can inspect your teeth and gums for things you can’t see, like warning signs of gum disease, and recommend periodontal treatment… Read more »

Managing Gum Disease: Why?

According to the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of adult Americans have some stage of gum disease. The roots of the word “periodontal” are “around” and “tooth,” and periodontal disease means inflammation and infection around the tooth. Gum disease affects the gum tissues and bones that support your teeth. Periodontitis (the… Read more »

Are My Gums Shrinking?

Looking into the mirror and seeing a change can be frightening. Whether it’s pimples, wrinkles, or something more serious, we tend to be the ones the quickest to notice a change in the mirror. If your gums look like they might be shrinking, it could be because they are receding. Gum recession occurs when the… Read more »

How Does Gum Disease Cause Tooth Loss?

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, advanced gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. The progressive disease, if not treated, can advance to the point that it destroys the foundation of your teeth, your gums and the bones that support them. Treatment of the disease in the… Read more »

Why Do My Gums Bleed?

Many issues that arise in your smile will hide symptomless while they continue to worsen behind the scenes. With tooth decay and gum disease, it is unlikely for you to feel pain or notice any symptoms until these conditions are in advanced stages. Bleeding gums, however, could be a signal of gingivitis, the early sign… Read more »

What Are The Stages Of Gum Disease?

Gum disease is caused by a buildup of bacteria along and underneath the gingival tissue (your gums). If treated during the earliest stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, mild inflammation can be reversed. Ignoring a bacterial infection and allowing it to progress can lead to the destruction of the gum tissue and the underlying jawbone…. Read more »

What Is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a term that you have probably heard tossed around in toothpaste or mouthwash commercials. Gingivitis is a condition that affects millions of people ranging across age groups and demographics. Even though it is an extremely common condition, do you know what gingivitis is? It is the first stage of progressive gum disease, and the… Read more »

FAQ: Gum Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly half of all adults over the age of 30 suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Without treatment, gum disease has been linked to discomfort, heightened risk of diseases like heart disease and stroke, and a greater risk of adult tooth loss. Many people wonder a lot… Read more »