Gum Disease Treatment: Restore Your Oral Health

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common condition that affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. At our clinic, we provide expert gum disease treatment to help you regain healthy gums and preserve your beautiful smile.

Gum disease begins with the buildup of plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth. If not properly removed through brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings, plaque can harden into tartar (calculus), leading to inflammation of the gums (gingivitis). Without timely intervention, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, where the gums pull away from the teeth, forming pockets that become infected and can eventually lead to tooth loss.

Signs and Symptoms:
Recognizing the signs of gum disease early is crucial for prompt treatment. Symptoms may include:

Red, swollen gums
Bleeding gums during brushing or flossing
Persistent bad breath
Receding gums, making teeth appear longer
Loose or shifting teeth


Treatment Options
Our experienced team offers a variety of treatments tailored to the severity of your gum disease:

1. Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning): This non-surgical procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline (scaling) and smoothing out rough spots on the tooth roots (root planing) to prevent bacteria from accumulating.

2. Antibiotic Therapy: In some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed to help eliminate infection and promote healing of the gums.

3. Periodontal Maintenance: After initial treatment, regular periodontal maintenance visits are essential to monitor your oral health, clean deep pockets, and prevent recurrence of gum disease.

4. Gum Surgery: For advanced cases of periodontitis, surgical interventions such as flap surgery (pocket reduction surgery), bone or tissue grafts, or guided tissue regeneration may be necessary to restore gum health and support.

Prevention and Maintenance
Preventing gum disease starts with good oral hygiene habits at home and regular dental visits:

Brushing: Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
Flossing: Clean between teeth daily with dental floss or interdental cleaners.
Regular Dental Visits: Schedule routine dental exams and cleanings to detect and treat early signs of gum disease.

At our clinic, we are dedicated to providing compassionate care and effective treatments for gum disease. Dr. Kim Wagstaffe and her team prioritize patient comfort and strive to deliver personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. With our advanced techniques and commitment to excellence, we aim to help you achieve and maintain healthy gums for a lifetime.