Oral health is not just about teeth! A balanced diet, daily homecare and regular hygiene visits are the basics in achieving a health in our mouth that includes the gums, ligaments, and bone around each tooth.
These foundational parts of the mouth are called the periodontium. When these supporting tissues becomes inflamed and/or infected, the result is periodontal disease. The health of the mouth and body become at risk as much as a bad foundation threatens the structural integrity of a home.
Signs of gum disease can be gums that are red, swollen and bleed easily, bad breath, gums that appear to separate from the tooth, loose teeth, and/or changes in how your bite feels.
With proper treatment and guided home care, it is possible for these tissues to be healthy again. Personalized treatment plays a big part in restoring teeth, gums and bone back to health. We can recommend custom treatment and help you make decisions to return your mouth back to health.
Gum treatments involve a visit with one of our team hygienists. In this visit, special attention is given to the infected deep pockets around your tooth/teeth.
Sometimes, your treatment needs may be a referral to a specialist in gum disease called a periodontist. Either way, you will be given a roadmap that guides you back to good oral health.
If you notice a problem with your gums, please call to schedule an appointment.