Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the detection and controlling of infections of the gum tissue and supporting bone structures of the teeth. Early detection of problems in the patient’s mouth in this regard helps prevent the loss of teeth. Periodontal diseases are normally caused by bacteria in plaque. Other contributors to periodontal disease include smoking, diabetes, malnutrition, medications, and stress.

Gingivitis is the most commonly known periodontal disease, where the gums become swollen and bleed easily. With treatment from the dentists at Spring Mountain Dental along with the patient following proper oral hygiene, the effects of gingivitis can be reversed.