Why is Gum Treatment So Important?
When tartar or plaque builds up on the teeth, it can cause bacteria to get trapped and spread to the gums. Sometimes the infection can be controlled simply by improving your oral hygiene. Other times, the condition could be severe enough to require gum treatment, even surgery.
Screening for Gum Disease
Any disease of the gum will typically present with swelling, pain or soreness in the gums. Checking for gum disease makes an integral part of a routine dental examination. Periodontitis is an infection of the gums that can cause the teeth to become loose and even cause bone loss if not treated properly.
At Vivid Dental Surgeons, we put great emphasis on the prevention of an infection of the gums. Root planning, scaling and polishing, effectively remove plaque and tartar build-up from the gum line. We recommend getting a scaling procedure done every six months to remove stains and decrease the risk of gum disease.