Gum Disease / Periodontal Treatment in Carbondale

Gum (periodontal) disease is caused by inflammation from not completely removing food debris and bacteria twice a day with proper brushing and flossing/ waterflossing. The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis. When left alone without regular dental visits, gingivitis will progress into periodontitis (advanced gum disease), which eventually leads to tooth loss and bone damage/ bone destruction. Gum disease ranges from mild gingivitis to moderate and severe periodontitis. Gum disease begins with a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Gums in the early stage of disease, or gingivitis, can bleed easily and become red and swollen. As the disease progresses to periodontitis, teeth may loosen, fall out or may need to be removed by a dentist.

Gum Disease, Periodontal Treatment in Carbondale

Gum disease can be prevented with good oral hygiene by daily brushing and flossing. Regular checkups will help detect gum disease in the early stages when it can be most successfully treated.

We provide the latest in periodontal care, including:
• Comprehensive gum evaluation at each dental health maintenance appointment
• Digital x-rays to detect bone changes
• Dental prophylaxis (cleaning)
• If needed we recommend a Deep cleaning (root planing)
• Laser therapy
• Periodontal Maintenance After Treatment