Gum Treatment

Gum Treatment


Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line. It can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. Bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth, cause gum disease.

It can harden and turn into tartar or calculus, if plaque is not removed. The three stages of gum disease from least to most severe at Belfield Dental are gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis.

Belfield Dental Care:

Gum disease is the inflammation and infection of the gums. It often caused by plaque which can harden to become calculus or tartar. The removal of plaque and calculus and good oral hygiene can usually treat successfully the early stage of gum disease or gingivitis. Gum disease can become advanced periodontal disease. It can seriously damage teeth and gums.

Advanced gum disease need periodontal treatment or deep cleaning to stop and slow down the progression of gum disease. The most common signs of periodontal disease are red, swollen and painful gums. A professional cleaning by your dentist or dental hygienist at Belfield Dental will remove plaque that has built up and hardened into tartar.

By scheduling regular checkups twice a year, your dentist at Belfield Dental can treat early stage gum disease before it leads to a much more serious condition. If gum disease is more advanced, your dentist can perform scaling and root planning to treat diseased periodontal pockets and gum infection.

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