Have you noticed your gums are more tender and swollen than usual? Are your gums more of a red color than their normal coral pink shade, and do they bleed easily especially when you floss and brush your teeth? These are all common symptoms of periodontal disease (AKA gum disease).
Periodontal disease is a condition that begins when plaque and tartar accumulate on teeth. This bacteria causes an infection in the gum tissue that, when left untreated, progresses and may lead to the loss of teeth, bone, and gum tissue. To avoid these serious effects, our dentists offer periodontal and gum treatment in Stillwater, Minnesota.
Our gum treatments depend on each person’s unique dental needs. Based on the severity of the condition, periodontal therapy may include a number of services, including professional cleanings, deep cleanings (AKA scaling and root planing), antibiotic treatment, or gum surgery. Our dentists at Stillwater Family Dental provide effective and gentle periodontal treatment to help you return to great oral health.