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What is periodontal treatment?

Periodontal treatment in Urbandale helps manage the infection in your gums, known as periodontal (gum) disease.

man smiling in mirror after getting periodontal treatment in urbandaleEarly Signs of Gum Disease

In the early stage of gum disease, called gingivitis, the infection may cause your gums to swell, become red and irritated, or bleed when you brush or floss your teeth. Chronic bad breath is also another telltale sign of gum disease.

Our dentists typically recommend a thorough professional teeth cleaning and improvements to your home care routine to manage gingivitis. This can be enough for some patients to reverse their condition.

Advanced Gum Disease Treatment

Advanced gum disease, called periodontitis, requires different periodontal treatments. In this stage of gum disease, you may notice your teeth becoming mobile, and you might experience pain or tenderness when you chew and eat.

Patients managing periodontitis require a deeper cleaning to reach below the gumline and remove the tartar and bacteria causing the infection. Our dentists may also recommend antibiotic therapy to fight the infection. Severe cases of periodontitis may require gum surgery. 

Contact Our Johnston Dental Clinic

If you're noticing any of the signs and symptoms of gum disease and you're looking for "periodontal treatment near me," we encourage you to contact your Johnston dentist today at (515) 707-8050 to schedule a dental exam and teeth cleaning.

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