Our talented dentists are dedicated to providing you with the dental care you need for a smile that is healthy and functional. One of the services we provide to reach this goal is periodontal treatment. Dr. Kim and Dr. Gavelis may recommend gum treatment in Rockport, Massachusetts if your smile is affected by periodontal disease (gum disease). Periodontal disease is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria in plaque. As plaque accumulates on the teeth, bacteria infect and inflame the gum tissues. If the condition is left untreated, periodontal disease can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth, leading to tooth loss and bone loss. Through our high-quality periodontal treatment, we strive to prevent these serious consequences and restore your smile to good health.
Periodontal treatment is based on your specific dental needs and the stage of the condition. When caught early, we can often reverse the effects of gum disease through improved dental hygiene and extra dental cleanings. We also offer scaling and root planing, which are deep cleanings aimed at halting the progress of periodontal disease. If needed, we may recommend you to a periodontist (a dental specialist who focuses on periodontal treatment). For more information on gum disease and gum treatment, please call or visit us at Rockport Family Dental today.