Our dentists at Bristol Dental Clinic are committed to taking care of all of your oral health needs, including the treatment of your gums. Your gums and soft tissues play an important role in your smile and can often be threatened by a condition known as periodontal disease, or gum disease. Gum disease is an infection and inflammation of the gums, often characterized by:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • Unusually red gums
  • A receding gum line
  • Loose teeth
  • Persistent bad breath

If you have gum disease in any of its stages, it is important to seek treatment immediately. Gum disease, if left untreated, can quickly lead to gum loss, tooth loss, and even bone loss. Drs. Laban and Monica Bontrager offer many forms of treatment for gum disease in Bristol, Florida, based on your individual needs and the severity of your case. Improved oral hygiene habits and medication are common for the first stages of gum disease, while scaling and root planing are generally used when the situation has advanced. Scaling and root planing are both deep cleaning methods to remove infected gum tissue and remove rough patches on your tooth’s surface where bacteria can linger. We will work together with you and your family to ensure we restore your entire smile to optimal health. If you feel you may need periodontal care, we invite you to contact us today. We are eager to help you in any way we can.