Periodontal Gum Disease

Gum Disease and Treatments

Periodontal Gum Disease is a common disease that affects a large portion of the population, but usually does not begin until people are in their 30’s and 40’s. Periodontal Disease is an inflammation of the gum that is caused by infected pockets that form under the gum as it inflames and pulls away from the teeth.

Periodontal disease is caused by a buildup of plaque that has hardened and turned into bacterial harboring tartar, which basic teeth brushing and flossing cannot remove. Periodontal treatments include a deep cleaning also called Scaling and Root Planing, medications to control or eliminate the infection, and possible surgery if the other treatment options do not work, or the gums are infected to the extent of surgery being the only option.

Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease and may also be the most well known of gum diseases. Symptoms of gingivitis include swollen gums that may bleed when you brush or floss. Prevention and treatment of gingivitis is good oral hygiene.

99 West Dental is experienced in treating Periodontal Gum Disease and will perform a thorough examination of the infected gums to ensure proper action is taken.