Periodontal, or gum, disease is an infection of the tissues that support the teeth. Your teeth are supported by gum
tissue, connective fibers that anchor the tooth root into its socket, and bone. With proper gum care, these tissues
can help you keep your smile for a lifetime.
At AT Dental, we provide regular examination of your gums during checkups with a periodontal probe and regular x-rays.
If periodontal disease is diagnosed, we provide several types of treatments, depending on the type of disease and
how far the condition has progressed. Treatment is key to preventing periodontitis, an inflammation that can erode
the ligament and bone beneath the gums and result in tooth loss.
A thorough cleaning is done that includes Periodontal Scaling, a procedure that meticulously removes plaque and
tartar deposits from under the gum line down to the bottom.