Periodontal Disease

Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is generally caused by the accumulation of plaque, which after time develops into tarter (or calculus). The build-up of plaque can be avoided with proper oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing, as well as frequent visits to the dentist for professional teeth cleaning.

For advanced cases of periodontal disease, there is a a non-surgical approach to periodontal therapy called scaling and root planning. This includes a Peoria dentist removing dental plaque and tartar while smoothening the affected tooth root to eliminate of harmful bacteria.

Below are some signs of periodontal disease:

  • Tooth lose
  • Bleeding gums
  • Red and puffy gums
  • Newly formed gaps between teeth
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Pus around teeth and gums
  • Receding gum line
  • Tenderness or Discomfort