Dentist discusses gum disease with dental model with patient.

Gum Disease Treatment 

Keep Your Gums Healthy and Clean 

Periodontal Treatment and Cleaning in Anchorage

The periodontium, including gums, ligaments, and bones, is the foundation of your teeth. If bacteria builds up on your gums, you can develop periodontal disease, which causes your gums to become inflamed, red, and painful. With time, you may develop more serious issues which can lead to tooth loss and contribute to health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, or stroke.

Dr. Broc Brimhall discusses gum disease treatment

What To Expect for Periodontal Treatment

With proper periodontal treatment, it’s possible to return your gums to a healthy state. Whether you’re dealing with minor gum irritation or a severe infection, we’ll examine your teeth and develop the best plan of treatment for your situation:

  1. We’ll examine your teeth and gums during a routine cleaning or consultation and look for signs of gum disease, such as swelling, bleeding, bad breath, gum recessions, or loose teeth.
  2. We’ll take digital X-rays to see what’s happening behind your gums and get an idea of how the disease has progressed.
  3. We’ll often perform a deep periodontal cleaning or root planing under a local anesthetic with local antibiotic agents.
  4. For more severe cases, we may perform periodontal surgery or extract your tooth.

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