Gum Disease & Bad Breath

Gum Disease & Bad Breath

Periodontal Treatment (Gum Care)

Gum disease often occurs when there is a plaque buildup (a sticky form of bacteria that forms on the teeth). If the plaque is not removed (by flossing, brushing, and regular dental checkups), it will continue to build up and create bacterias that can damage the gums.

Two Stages of Gum Disease:


In an early stage of gum disease, the gums often become red and swollen and bleed quite easily. At this stage, the condition is still treatable and can heal by daily brushing and flossing.


If left untreated, gingivitis will advance into periodontitis. The gums and bones that support the teeth will become seriously and irreversibly damaged. Gums infected with periodontitis can cause teeth to become loose or fall out. Alternatively, a dentist can remove the teeth.

Treatment For Periodontitis:

Periodontitis treatment aims to thoroughly clean the pockets around teeth and prevent damage to the surrounding bone. You have the best chance for successful treatment when you adopt a daily routine of good oral care and manage health conditions that may impact dental health. In most cases, a periodontist, dentist, or dental hygienist will perform these treatments.

Halitosis (Bad Breath Care)

Even though everyone has bad breath on occasion, several patients may have persistent or extreme bad breath. Often known as halitosis, bad breath can be alarming for men, women, and kids of all ages. If you worry about having bad breath, arrange an appointment or visit us at Stadium Dental to discover if a severe disorder is causing your halitosis and learn what you can do to treat.

Scaling & Root Planing

At Stadium Dental, we do non-surgical procedures; scaling and planing is performed without any anesthesia. While the procedure is usually painless, advanced stages of gingivitis may make it necessary to numb the area for complete comfort. Deep scaling and root planing is usually broken down into one section of the mouth per appointment. This allows for adequate healing time and reduces the time for each appointment.

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