HEALTHY GUMS SUPPORT YOUR SMILE AND MORE
Healthy gum tissue doesn’t just make for a balanced and healthy-looking smile, it also supports your teeth and jawbone and creates a barrier against harmful bacteria. Gum disease is inflammation of the soft tissue (gingiva) and abnormal loss of bone that surrounds the teeth and holds them in place. Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that continually forms on the teeth. If left untreated, plaque can harden into tartar that cannot be removed by brushing. The mildest form of gum disease called gingivitis is reversible with a combination of good oral home care and professional gum disease treatment.
Without intervention, gums become inflamed, start pulling away from the teeth, and forming pockets, trapping food debris and disease-causing bacteria. This can trigger chronic inflammation, further damage soft tissue and bone, and result in tooth loss. SLC Dental Founder Dr. Robert Palmer has undergone specialized training in soft tissue periodontal treatments and has extensive expertise helping patients with mild to advanced gum disease. We offer a wide range of options for gum disease treatment in Salt Lake City, UT, from traditional approaches to minimally invasive laser dentistry so you don’t have to let warning signs turn into systemic health issues.