What is gum disease?

Your gums are just as important to your overall oral health as your teeth, and Dr. Linkous and Dr. Tran, our seasoned dentists, offer excellent periodontal treatment to take care of your gums and soft tissues. The main goal of periodontal treatment is to prevent and treat gum disease and similar degenerative conditions. Gum disease cause a painful infection of your gums that can eventually lead to gum loss, tooth loss, and bone loss.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

While each case is different, and sometimes symptoms do not appear at all, you may have gum disease in Canton, GA, if you are experiencing:

  • Bleeding, swollen gums
  • Loose teeth
  • A receding gum line

At Riverstone Dental Care, we offer multiple periodontal treatments to prevent gum disease before it occurs and treat it after problems arise.

How is gum disease treated?

The most common treatment for gum disease is scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing are deep cleaning methods. Scaling removes diseased gum tissue while root planing smoothes the rough patches on your teeth where decay-causing bacteria can get trapped. If necessary, we may suggest medication and other treatments to keep your smile healthy and bright. For more information on gum disease, periodontal treatment, and how we are committed to treating your entire smile, please contact our dental office today. We look forward to serving your smile.

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