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What is gum disease?

Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is a degenerative disease caused by bacteria in plaque and calculus (hardened plaque, sometimes referred to as tartar). If plaque and calculus build up on the teeth, the bacteria can cause an infection in the gum tissues. This infection can result in permanent bone loss around the teeth. It is important to treat gum disease as soon as it is diagnosed.

What is gum treatment?

Gum treatment is designed to halt the progress of periodontal disease and improve the health of your smile. Our caring dentist, Dr. Marla Wilson, may recommend gum treatment in Indianapolis, Indiana, if you suffer from periodontal disease. Periodontal care at Premier Dental Care may include deep cleanings called scaling and root planing, periodontal maintenance cleanings, laser treatment, antibiotic treatment, and more. We will carefully assess the health of your smile to determine which kind of treatment is best for your specific needs. We encourage you to contact us today if your gums are swollen or bleed easily, as these are common signs of periodontal disease. We are committed to improving your oral health!