Gum Disease Treatment

Restore Your Gum Health
  • Ensure your teeth stay intact by taking action early
  • Keep your gums & bone healthy & whole
  • Improve your breath & eat comfortably

Gum Disease Treatment in Salem, OR

Gum disease can sneak up on you without your awareness, causing damage to your gums and eventually loss of your teeth. It is estimated that 48 percent of people ages 30-64 have some form of this condition. If you haven’t been to the dentist lately, it’s important you schedule a checkup so we can examine your mouth for gum disease. Our Salem gum disease treatment can help you:

  • Restore your gums to health
  • Avoid potential tooth loss and other problems
  • Reduce your likelihood of bleeding, painful gums
  • Gain peace of mind about your oral health
  • Lessen your risk of conditions associated with gum disease, including diabetes

Call Bickler Dentistry today at 503-647-4645 to schedule an appointment. We’ll examine your mouth and recommend corrective action if we find signs of gum disease. Be sure to ask our staff how you can save money on your treatment when you join our VIP Club. A low monthly fee covers the cost of exams and cleanings, and you get discounts on other services too. There is a membership option for periodontal patients.

Keep Your Gums in Good Shape With Our Gum Treatment

Even if you brush and floss daily, you can still get gum disease. In its early stages, it often doesn’t show any symptoms. As it worsens, your gums may bleed when you brush or floss. Your gums may begin to recede, putting you at risk for loose teeth and eventual tooth loss. Gum disease can even put your overall health at risk, especially if you have other health concerns such as diabetes.

You don’t have to wait until gum disease gets to that point, though. A thorough dental exam will reveal if you have any issues. If we find gum disease, we’ll recommend one or both of the following treatments:

  • Scaling and Root Planing – This deep cleaning will remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar from around and beneath your gumline. Then we’ll smooth out your tooth roots to help prevent bacteria from recollecting there.
  • Perio Protect – You’ll receive a set of custom trays fitted to your mouth along with a potent medication to use at home. The trays help the medication get into the pockets beneath the gumline to fight disease.

Call the team at Bickler Dentistry today for Salem gum disease treatment. You can also make an appointment online. Don’t put your oral health and overall body health in jeopardy!

Common Questions About Gum Disease Treatment

What is gum disease treatment?

Gum disease treatment is designed to rid your mouth of built-up tartar, plaque, and bacteria that can wreak havoc on your gums. We’ll first use special instruments to clean around and below your gumline where bacteria have collected. Then we’ll smooth your teeth roots to make it harder for bacteria to grow there. We may also recommend Perio Protect, a specialty medication delivered by custom trays.

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection caused by bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria form a clear, sticky film called plaque that builds up around your gumline, leading to inflamed and infected gums. Left untreated, the infection causes your gums to separate from teeth, creating “pockets” where more bacteria accumulates. In advanced stages of gum disease, the infection spreads from your gums to the bone that supports your teeth. Your teeth will loosen and possibly fall out.

Can you cure gum disease at home?

No, you can’t cure gum disease at home – not even in its early stages. Gum disease is caused when bacteria-filled plaque and tartar build up in the area between your teeth and gums. This area can’t be reached with a toothbrush or floss. Using special equipment, your dental team removes all of the bacteria from this area and then smooths your tooth roots to make it difficult for more bacteria to accumulate.

Special Offer