What is gum disease?

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can occur when the gums and areas around the teeth become swollen, inflamed, and infected. Symptoms of periodontal disease include swollen gums, discolored or red gums, and gums that bleed easily.

Why do I need gum treatment?

Dr. Derek M. Stephens provides gum treatment in Merrillville, Indiana in order to keep your mouth and gums healthy and free of disease. Failure to treat periodontal disease can lead to severe dental health problems, as well as increased risk for other major health issues such as arthritis, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and birth defects. Treating your periodontal disease can keep your teeth from becoming loose and diseased and prevent the need for extraction.

How do you treat gum disease?

During your exam, our seasoned dentist will inspect the health of your gums and tissues and determine what treatment is optimal for you. At Renaissance Dental Enhancement Center, we will provide deep cleaning treatment to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, as well as remove any infected tissue. If you have questions about the periodontal treatments that we offer, please feel free to visit or call our office today and a friendly member of our experienced dental staff will be happy to assist you.