Gingivitis and Gum Disease:
Periodontal Disease (Periodontitis)
Periodontal disease (often called gum disease) is typically signified by red, swollen, painful, or bleeding gums, but in some cases, has no noticeable symptoms. Scaling and root planning, also known as a “deep cleaning”, is the recommended treatment for mild to moderate periodontal disease. More advanced cases are best treated with the periodontist and may require surgical options for the best long-term prognosis.
A tooth with a fracture line, or that is completely fractured through can be a tricky fix. Learn more about what to do with a Cracked Tooth, in our Emergency Dentistry section.