Periodontal
(Gum) Treatment

STOPPING GUM DISEASE AT ITS SOURCE

Bleeding gums may seem like a harmless side effect of regular brushing, but in reality, it’s actually a sign that the area surrounding your teeth needs professional treatment. It could be Periodontal (gum) disease and it’s more common than you may think in patients of nearly every adult age.

FACT: Gum disease is the #1 reason for tooth loss in American adults.

FACT: Around 50% of adult dental patients between 30 and 90 experience bleeding during brushing.

FACT: Gum disease is treatable and curable.

It’s important to address gum disease and periodontal problems early to avoid any systemic health issues, tooth loss, infection, and oral cancers. McKee Family Dentistry helps get you started on the path to perfect periodontal health with a simple screening and gum assessment during your regular dental checkups.

we offer

  • Scaling and root planing to clean away all the buildup above and below your gum line
  • Arestin, a topical antibacterial treatment that stays in your gum pockets for long-term healing
  • Oral probiotics for an improved periodontal outcome
  • We also treat any infected gum tissue with our soft tissue LANAP laser. This laser-assisted procedure is an improved way of performing FLAP surgery

How We Diagnose
& Treat
Gum Disease

We will start by having a look around your mouth to create a full periodontal diagnosis and chart many important things such as the depths of your gum pockets surrounding your teeth and their mobility using advanced X-rays and some of the most state-of-the-art technology available in dentistry today. We’ll be on the lookout for these common signs :

What We’re Looking For

  • Swollen, red, tender gums
  • Bad breath
  • Tooth loss
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gums

One of the most interesting (and most troubling) issues with these symptoms is that pain doesn’t usually appear on the list. This means patients usually are unaware that they have periodontal problems. Sometimes, they even avoid treatment following a diagnosis due to lack of pain or discomfort.