Signs & Symptoms
Swollen, red, tender or bleeding gums
Gums that recede or move away from the tooth
Persistent bad breath or bad taste in mouth
Visible pus surrounding the teeth and gums
Periodontal (gum) disease is an oral health issue that effects those tissues that are around (perio) the teeth (odont). Periodontal therapy from Admire Dental typically begins with more frequent professional teeth cleanings, but as the condition advances, we may recommend additional treatments including scaling and root planing. Scaling is the careful removal of plaque, tartar, and damaged tissue around the gum line. Root planing is a treatment that smooths the root structures to prevent future plaque and tartar buildup and reduces the risk for reinfection.