Our gum disease specialist (periodontist) delivers exceptional care. We offer a range of treatments that give you a reason to smile again.
Gum infections from gingivitis are the most common form of gum disease (periodontal disease). Gingivitis happens when bacteria (plaque) builds up. Over time, tartar forms, which happens when plaque buildups harden. These buildups can irritate your gums and cause swelling.
Gingivitis can lead to a more serious gum disease called periodontitis. Periodontitis may cause your teeth become loose or fall out.
You may need to see our periodontist if you have any form of periodontal disease, including:
You face a higher risk of gum disease if you:
Periodontal care is one of the many services available through our dental medicine program. We offer care options to meet most of your dental needs, including routine cleanings and cosmetic dental services.
Our focus on prevention also allows us to detect early signs of gum disease, helping many avoid problems with their teeth. And our specialists all work together, so you don’t have to keep track of the small details of your care. Find out more about our dental medicine services.
More highlights of our program include:
With gingivitis, your gums may get better with simple treatments and self-care activities. These therapies lower the risk of tissue damage below the gum line and tooth loss.
We give you personalized recommendations that include how to:
If gum disease progresses to periodontitis, you may need a procedure to treat it. Our periodontist offers a range of options, including:
Insurance often covers periodontist services. But you may need to pay for a portion of your care. We can help you determine your out-of-pocket costs, so you know exactly what to expect.