Have you noticed that your gums are red, swollen, or tender? Do your gums bleed easily when you brush your teeth? These are all signs of periodontal disease. Also referred to as gum disease, periodontal disease is a condition caused by bacteria in plaque and tartar (hardened plaque). If the gum tissues become infected, they can pull away from the teeth, creating pockets around the teeth that can harbor bacteria and worsen the condition. When left untreated, gum disease can result in tooth loss and bone loss.
If our skilled dentists detect the signs of periodontal disease, they may recommend periodontal care. Gum treatment in Sierra Vista, Arizona may include several types of treatment, including extra cleanings, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing, gum surgery, or other forms of care. Scaling and root planing are deep cleaning techniques designed to remove plaque, tartar, and infection from above and below the gum line. We are committed to providing effective, comfortable dental care that helps to restore the health of your smile and halt the progress of the disease. For more information on periodontal care and how we can improve your oral health, we welcome you to contact us today at Sierra Vista Dental. Drs. Leavitt and Evans are eager to care for your smile!