Non-surgical Periodontal/Gum Treatment
Periodontal disease (a.k.a. “gum disease”) is a low-grade, chronic infection of the gum tissue, and usually bone, around teeth. It is caused by sticky plaque which collects around the gum line of teeth. Brushing on a regular basis removes the majority of this plaque. However, if it is left for long periods of time, the plaque buildup will cause swelling or inflammation around the gums and bone loss around the teeth.
This condition must be thoroughly treated by dental professionals. At Edwards Family Dentistry, we take this condition very seriously and initiate treatment with a non-surgical approach whenever possible. This is done by carefully cleaning the root surfaces to remove plaque and tartar from deeper pockets around teeth. Failing to treat this condition aggressively will more than likely lead to the eventual loss of teeth.
If you feel that this condition may apply to you, we at Edwards Family Dentistry are happy to help.