Periodontal treatment is necessary when various conditions affect the health of your gums and the surrounding bone holding your teeth in place. Retaining your teeth is directly dependent on proper periodontal care and maintenance.
Healthy gums enhance the appearance of your teeth, like a frame around a beautiful painting. When your gums become unhealthy, they can become swollen and inflamed, bleed and recede. Mouth odor comes from this type of infection.
In later stages, the supporting bone is destroyed and your teeth will shift, loosen, or fall out. These changes not only affect your ability to chew and speak. They also spoil your smile.