Your gums are as equally important to your overall oral health as your teeth are. This delicate area can be prone to infection if important preventive measures are not taken. The most common disease that afflicts the gums and soft tissues of the mouth is periodontal disease, or gum disease. This condition occurs when your gums become inflamed from bacteria caused by built-up plaque and tartar. If gum disease is not treated, it can eventually lead to gum, tooth, and bone loss. Our caring team at Corona Dental provides many high-quality gum treatments in Tucson, Arizona to keep your smile healthy and strong.
Before gum disease fully forms, it can often be kept at bay with increased proper oral hygiene habits and medication. One of the most common treatments utilized for gum disease is a deep cleaning with scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing remove infected gum tissue and smooth the surfaces on your teeth where bacteria can get trapped. If your case is severe enough, our knowledgeable dentists, Drs. Waite and Slovan, may suggest surgical treatments. If you are experiencing signs of gum disease, including bleeding, swollen gums, please contact our dental office as soon as possible. We want to help you take care of your smile.