Periodontal disease include gingivitis, periodontitis (gum disease) and gingival recession (receding gums). These diseases cause gums to swell and bleed. If left untreated, Periodontal disease can cause teeth to loosen and have to be removed.
In its mildest form, periodontal disease will cause little to no discomfort although the signs will still be present, such as redness and swollen, bleeding gums. At the most severe level, toxins can cause the tissues and bones that support teeth to break down.
Periodontal treatment can differ depending on the severity of the disease. In some cases, oral surgery may be required. In mild cases, there are non-surgical procedures that will do the trick. Our team of experts at Mountain View Dental has your best interests in mind and will develop a solution that is personal to your case.
Mountain View Dental Periodontal Procedures Include:
- Root Planing
The website for the American Academy of Periodontology is a great resource if you would like more information on periodontics and gum disease.