Periodontal treatment

Periodontal treatment

If plaque and tartar are left on the teeth, bacteria can develop and turn into the early stage of gum disease called gingivitis. At that point, your gums may bleed while brushing your teeth or eating. To stop gum disease from progressing, Dr. Bernsdorf may advise periodontal therapy, or deep cleaning. This gets rid of the bacteria in the pocket and provides the necessary conditions for healing to occur.