What is gum disease?

Periodontics is the study and treatment of the gums and soft tissues of the mouth. Disease of this area is common, and treating your gums and soft tissues is an important part of your overall oral health. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease occurs when bacteria cause the gums and soft tissues to become inflamed and infected. If left untreated, teeth become loose as the gums pull away from your teeth’s surfaces. Bone, tooth, and gum loss eventually occur as the infection spreads. We offer multiple types of periodontal treatment to save your teeth and your confident smile.

What is gingival gum grafting?

Our expert dentists, Drs. Packard and Packard, are especially skilled in various periodontal treatments to combat gum disease. We offer periodontal surgery and gingival gum grafting as our premier gum treatment in Ellensburg, Washington. Gingival gum grafting, also simply called a gum graft, is a surgical treatment that covers tooth root surfaces exposed by disease with healthy oral tissue. Other methods of periodontal treatment include deep cleanings, such as scaling and root planing. We will work together to create a treatment plan that will save your smile. If your gums are bleeding, or if they are tender and swollen, periodontal treatment may be right for you. For more information, we invite you to contact Creekside Dental Ellensburg today.