Periodontal therapy treats gum infections caused by the bacteria in plaque. Gum disease, otherwise known as periodontal disease, attacks the bone, ligaments and gums that support your teeth. Early symptoms are red, puffy gums that bleed when brushed or flossed. You may also experience a bad odour or taste in your mouth. As infection progresses, space may appear beween the teeth, gums may recede and teeth will loosen. Without treatment, periodontal disease leads to tooth loss. Fortunately, with early diagnosis, periodontal disease can be successfully treated at almost any stage. Our hygiene department will effectively assess, treat and recommend the proper professional and at home care of each of our patients. Through proper treatment, the loss of teeth can be prevented and everyone can keep their teeth for a lifetime.