Our dental practice specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of gum disease and other periodontal issues. Periodontics is the dental specialty focused on caring for your gums and jawbone. To become a periodontist, a dentist must attend additional training.
However, you might not notice any issues, which is why it’s important to see a dentist regularly. Gum disease forms from bacteria in plaque laying near the gumline. With time, the infection from gum disease can deteriorate your jawbone, which can lead to losing a tooth.
If your gum issues are mild or in the earliest stages of developing, Dr. Guller’s first goal will be to treat the source of infection. Once the infection is treated, he will review healthy oral hygiene habits with you to prevent future infections.
If gum disease continues to progress, you might need a deep scaling treatment. This helps remove plaque and tartar to prevent further infection. When gum disease is advanced to the point of jawbone regression, your dentist will use intensive bacteria cleaning methods and remove any teeth that are too loose to save.
Our office also provides implants to restore teeth you’ve lost to periodontal disease. This can help keep your mouth functional and comfortable after tooth loss.