Dr. Mark McCall is committed to helping your smile stay in the best possible health. One of the ways we accomplish this goal is through an excellent periodontal care program. This program is aimed at treating periodontal disease (gum disease) to prevent tooth loss and maintain a healthier bone level. Gum disease, which is caused by bacteria in plaque, requires proper care in order to prevent serious consequences like tooth and bone loss. Our non-surgical gum treatments include antibiotic treatment, professional cleanings, and deep cleanings known as scaling and root planing. The goals of scaling and root planing are to remove bacteria and infected tissues, smooth out rough spots on your teeth where bacteria and infection can hide, and encourage the growth of healthy gum tissue. In addition to gum care at our office, we will also help you learn how to better care for your smile at home to encourage better gum health.
If your gums are swollen, tender, redder than normal, or bleed easily, you may suffer from periodontal disease.