Non-Surgical Gum Treatments
Non-Surgical Gum Treatments in Alexander City, Alabama
The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth form the teeth’s foundation. The aforementioned structures are also referred to as the periodontium. When the periodontium is not healthy, it jeopardizes the teeth just as a bad foundation would threaten the stability of a house. Signs of unhealthy periodontium (gum disease) may be as follows: gums that are red and bleed easily, persistent bad breath, gums that are pulled away from the tooth, loose teeth, and changes in the position or bite of the teeth. With the proper care, however, it may be possible to return them to a healthy state. Appropriate gum treatments performed in a timely manner can prevent further harm and stall progression of the current disease. If you are having a problem, come in and see us so we can take care of it right away. The treatment usually involves a deep cleaning or root planing completed under a local anesthetic, along with local antibiotic agents. If the gum disease becomes too severe, it may need to be treated with surgery or extraction.