Periodontal (gum) treatment focuses on caring for your gums, and preventing and treating periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is caused by the buildup of plaque and calculus on the teeth and gums. When periodontal disease is left untreated, it can lead to loss of the gums, teeth, and bone. In its advanced stages, periodontal disease has also been linked to several severe health conditions, including stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and pregnancy complications. At Michael B. Hill DDS PC, we are dedicated to helping you avoid the serious dental and health consequences of periodontal disease. To treat minor cases of periodontal disease, we utilize scaling and root planing, a type of deep cleaning that can help to restore your gums’ health. Our dentist, Dr. Hill, may also refer you to a specialist to treat periodontal disease. You may have periodontal disease if you suffer from one or more of the following symptoms:
- Painful chewing
- Receding gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Red or swollen gums
- Persistent bad breath
Call Our Taylorsville Office for Periodontal Disease Treatment
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, we encourage you to call us at our Taylorsville, Utah dental office today. Our friendly, experienced dentist and staff are ready to answer your questions and help you improve your oral health!