Gum Disease Periodontal Treatment

gum disease periodontist blufftonWhat is Gum Disease and how is it treated? 

Gum disease is a chronic infection, which may cause bleeding gums, receding gums, bad breath, jawbone damage, loose teeth, and tooth loss as well as overall health problems. It has been shown to increase the risk of stroke; heart attack; and low-weight, pre-term babies among other health concerns. Treatment of gum disease is critical to obtain overall health and may incorporate one or more of the following procedures:

•Deep Cleaning

•Bone Surgery

•Bone Grafting

•LANAP-Laser Assisted New Attachment Protocol

•Detailed oral hygiene instruction

•Bacteria monitoring and antimicrobial treatment

•Nutritional counseling