Periodontal Treatment

The health of your gums is just as vital to your overall smile as your teeth are, which is why our dental team provides you and your family with comprehensive periodontal treatment. Periodontal treatments are those treatments and services designed to prevent and repair damage and disease in your gums. The most common periodontal condition we see at Dr. Jeffrey A. Carson’s dental office is gum disease. Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease and begins as gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums. Gum disease occurs as decay and infection slowly eat away at your gum tissue. If left untreated, gum disease in Cleveland, Tennessee, can result in severe gum loss, tooth loss, and even bone loss. You may have gum disease if you are experiencing any of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • Gums that are unusually red
  • A receding gum line
  • Unusually long teeth

Our periodontal treatments vary depending on the severity of your case. Most often, our knowledgeable dentist will recommend scaling and root planing, two deep cleaning methods. Scaling removes diseased gum tissue from above and below your gum line, while root planing smoothes the rough patches on teeth where decay-causing bacteria often get trapped. If you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of gum disease, please contact us today for treatment. We look forward to taking care of your smile.