Periodontics is the specialty devoted to the prevention, treatment and maintenance of the health of the gums and other tissues that support the teeth. Gum health is a critical area of oral health, as periodontal diseases (gingivitis and periodontitis) are a leading cause of tooth loss.

Gingivitis and Periodontitis Treatment

Gingivitis is a reversible gum disease that is usually recognized by the appearance of red, swollen gums. It can be easily treated with a thorough dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup.

Periodontal disease is an oral disease that develops primarily from lack of proper brushing and flossing, often resulting in gum recession, bone loss and subsequent tooth loss. Early signs that you may have periodontal disease include redness of the gums, bleeding gums during flossing or brushing, and chronic bad breath.