Gum Treatment

Your teeth are supported by bone and surrounded by gums. When plaque and tartar are left to accumulate on teeth due to poor oral hygiene, an inflammatory process begins, leading to periodontal disease (or gum disease).

The early stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. Gingivitis affects the gums, which become red, tend to bleed easily when brushing or flossing, and sometimes appear swollen. When left uncontrolled, the bone surrounding the teeth becomes affected by the inflammation and starts to recede, a stage called periodontitis. As the supporting bone gets progressively destroyed, the teeth become loose. Many factors can contribute to periodontal disease including poor oral hygiene, smoking and diabetes.

Please click on the links below to learn more about each procedure: 

• Scaling & Root Planing

• Surgical Periodontal Therapy

• Gum Graft