Periodontal Disease Treatment in Our Chandler Office
If your gums are tender and red, or if flossing causes your gums to swell and bleed, you may be suffering from periodontal disease (gum disease) and may need periodontal disease treatment from our Chandler dentists.
Periodontal disease is caused by an excessive build-up of bacterial plaque on the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, saliva, and bacteria.
As the plaque hardens, toxins are released from the bacteria causing the gums (soft tissue) to become irritated.
The soft tissues around the teeth become increasingly damaged with the progression of the disease, as does the hard tissue, or bone, that supports the teeth.
A significant portion of the adult population need periodontal treatment and don’t know it! Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.