Periodontal Treatment

What is gum (periodontal) disease?

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a degenerative condition that occurs as a result of bacteria in plaque and tartar. When plaque and tartar accumulate on the teeth, these bacteria can cause swelling and infection in the gum tissue. Some of the effects of untreated gum disease can include tooth loss, bone loss, and receding gums. We provide treatment for gum disease in McCall, Idaho, to restore your smile to optimal health and to avoid these serious dental problems.

What is gum (periodontal) treatment?

Gum treatment can include several methods for improving your oral health. The most common type of periodontal treatment we recommend at Two Rivers Dentistry in McCall is deep cleaning. Scaling and root planing are deep cleanings that help to halt the progress of the disease by removing bacteria, plaque, and tartar from below and above the gum line. We also smooth out rough spots on the tooth that may harbor bacteria.

Do I have gum (periodontal) disease?

You may have periodontal disease if your gums are swollen, tender, or red, or if they bleed easily. To schedule your visit with Dr. Shane Newton, our caring dentist, we invite you to contact our dental office today. We are dedicated to improving your smile!