Periodontal Treatment (Gum Disease)
Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues and bone that support the teeth. Periodontal treatment is performed when a patient has gum disease.
This disease is caused by plaque and tartar which are bacteria and particles that are deposited on teeth. Untreated gum disease can become very serious, causing teeth to become loose or fall out. When bacteria cause inflammation in the gums or an infection it is called Gingivitis. This can cause red and swollen gums, pain, bleeding and itch.
You can prevent and treat gingivitis by having a good dental hygiene; brushing and flossing your teeth correctly every day, and visiting a professional (dental hygienist). If gingivitis is not taken care of correctly it can become
Periodontitis is an inflammation around the tooth. Plaque accumulates below the gums affecting the tissues that surround and support the teeth, causing them to fall or loosen out.