What is Periodontal Disease?

The gums and soft tissues that support your smile are just as important to your overall oral health as your teeth. This delicate area is prone to decay and can be easily damaged by infection from built-up plaque and bacteria. If left untreated, your gums and soft tissues can develop a condition known as periodontal disease. Also called gum disease, periodontal disease is characterized by a painful infection of your gum tissues, causing your gums to bleed and become inflamed. As time progresses, the gums recede, and your teeth could eventually become loose and require extraction. To prevent this, we provide high-quality periodontal care in Anchorage, Alaska.

What Periodontal Treatment Options are Available At Advanced Family Dental Care?

There are multiple types of periodontal care offered at Advanced Family Dental Care, including:

  • Over-the-counter and prescription medication
  • Proper oral hygiene instructions
  • Deep cleaning methods such as scaling and root planning
  • Surgery for advanced cases of periodontal disease

Our caring dentist, Dr. Dustin Wilde, strives to help you feel comfortable and relaxed during periodontal treatments. We take the health of your entire smile very seriously. If you would like to learn more about our periodontal care, we invite you to contact our dental office today at 907-561-1330 and schedule an appointment with our dentist. We are eager to help you achieve healthier gums for a long-lasting smile!