Have you noticed that your gums are more tender and swollen than usual? Are your gums more of a red color than their normal coral pink shade? Do your gums bleed easily, especially when you floss and brush your teeth? These are all common symptoms of periodontal disease. Also referred to as gum disease, periodontal disease is a condition that begins when plaque and tartar accumulate on the teeth. Bacteria in plaque and tartar cause an infection in the gum tissues that, when left to progress untreated, may result in loss of the teeth, bone, and gum tissue. In order to avoid these serious effects of gum disease, our talented dentists provide high-quality periodontal and gum treatment in Stillwater, Minnesota.
Your specific type of gum treatment will depend on your personal dental needs. Based on the severity of your condition, periodontal treatment can include a number of services and procedures, including professional cleanings, deep cleanings called scaling and root planing, antibiotic treatment, or gum surgery. Dr. Perpich and Dr. Carlson are dedicated to providing you with effective, gentle periodontal treatment to help you return to good oral health. To learn more about gum treatment and how we can restore the health of your smile, please call us today at Stillwater Family Dental.