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Periodontal Services

Treating Periodontitis

Red, swollen gums are a red flag for one thing: gum disease. If you have the symptoms, you're not alone. More than 80% of adults have some form of gum disease. Fortunately, there are many effective and pain-free gum disease treatments. For gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease, treatment typically involves a thorough dental cleaning, followed by daily brushing and flossing. Advanced gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, requires scaling and root planing to remove stubborn deposits below the gum line. Periodontal or Gum Surgery is sometimes necessary to address more advanced cases of gum disease and to reverse some of the resulting bone loss when possible.

Soft Tissue Grafts

Soft tissue grafts require taking gum tissue from healthier parts of the mouth and inserting it over exposed places, where they are then sewn into place.With proper care, this procedure can last a lifetime!