Gum Therapy to Protect Your Teeth & Health
Gum therapy can help treat and prevent gum disease.
Gum disease in its early stage is rarely painful, and most people are not aware of its presence. Bad breath, bleeding gums, swollen gums, gums shrinking away from teeth, loose teeth, and spaces between teeth which were not there before are some of the warning signs of periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and bone that surrounds the teeth.
The main cause of periodontal disease is plaque, which is a sticky film made up of bacteria. If not removed daily, it hardens into tartar (calculus). A tooth brush or floss cannot remove tartar. A professional cleaning at the dental office is required to remove the tartar and restore the gums to a healthy state.