Are your gums swollen, red, tender, or bleed easily? Have you noticed your gums receding or your teeth appearing longer than normal? Do you have any loose teeth? If so, you may suffer from periodontal disease. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria in plaque, which can accumulate on the teeth. If periodontal disease is left untreated, it can lead to loss of the teeth, gum tissue, and bone.
In order to prevent these and other serious conditions, we provide periodontal care in North Platte, Nebraska. Our skilled dentist, Dr. Boettcher, is experienced in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. To treat your condition, we may recommend scaling and root planing, which are deep cleaning treatments. Scaling and root planing help to treat and even reverse the effects of periodontal disease by removing bacteria and infected tissue. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may require multiple appointments to improve the health of your smile. If you suspect that you may suffer from periodontal disease, we welcome you to contact our dental practice today to learn more about how we can improve your smile. We are committed to helping you achieve optimal oral health!