Maintaining Healthy Gums
At Bay Dental Center our dentists and hygienists specialize in periodontal (gum) therapy. If you’re dealing with gum disease, we can give you the care and attention you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Along with treatment, we can help you prevent gum disease.
Periodontal (gum) treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. We will evaluate the extent of your gum disease and recommend the appropriate treatment. Gum disease progresses as the pocket or space between the tooth and gums gets filled with bacteria, plaque and tartar, causing irritation to the surrounding tissues. When these irritants remain in the pocket space, they can cause damage to the gums and eventually, the bone that supports the teeth. If the disease is caught in the early stages of gingivitis, and no damage has been done, one to two regular cleanings will be recommended. If the disease has progressed to more advanced stages, a special periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) will be recommended.
We can provide the help you need to maintain healthy gums.