Your teeth aren’t the only things that need attention when it comes to your oral health. The structures that support your teeth, such as the gums and jawbone, can develop issues of their own. We offer a range of periodontal services to prevent or combat this.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can occur if plaque is left untreated. Plaque is a sticky, colorless film that contains bacteria, and while it starts out as a soft and removable substance, it can harden into something called tartar. Regular brushing and flossing cannot remove tartar. This substance can issues in the gums and jawbone, putting your teeth in jeopardy. Gum disease is characterized by red, swollen or bleeding gums.
Our periodontal treatments include:
Our periodontal treatments work to remove bacteria, plaque or tartar from the gums and teeth. They may also work to prevent tartar or plaque from developing in the future, and our dentists will also make sure to correct or smooth out any periodontal pockets that may have formed. And if necessary, our dentists can also work to restore lost bone if the damage has extended to the jawbone.
The best way to treat gum disease or the damage from gum disease is to treat it as early as possible. If you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of gum disease, please give our dental office a call at (208) 219-7604 to schedule an appointment today.