• Periodontal Disease or Gum Disease
is a chronic infection of the supporting structures of the teeth.
From mild to severe, the three stages of Periodontal Disease include:
  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Advanced Periodontitis
The early stages of Gum Disease can be relieved by improving your oral hygiene by brushing and flossing at least once per day and coming to the dentist for regular deep cleaning, preferably once every 6 months. However, if the Disease reaches a late stage, gum treatment or in some cases, gum surgery is recommended.

How to know if you have Gum Disease?

  • Bleeding gums when Brushing, Flossing, or Eating
  • Red, Swollen, or Tender gums
  • Unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • Discomfort or Painful when chewing
  • Receding gum
  • Shaky teeth and are Drifting from their original positions
  • Pus discharge

How can I keep my gum healthy?

Healthy Gum starts from healthy habits at home. Here are what you can do to keep your gum healthy:
  • Brush your teeth at least 2 times per day with a soft toothbrush
  • Floss at least once per day
  • Change your toothbrush every 3 months

How is Gum Disease Treated?

Depending on the severity of the gum conditions, your dentist might suggest different treatments including:
  • Scaling & Root Planning
  • Open Flap Debridement (OFD)
  • Laser Treatment (Gingivectomy)
  • Gingival (Gum) Graft
  • Crown-Lengthening Surgery