Gum Disease Treatment Yukon

A Healthier, Stronger Foundation for Your Smile

Woman with curly hair smiling after gum disease treatment in Yukon

Your gums are more vital than you might think. Not only do they help to keep your teeth in place, but they also offer optimal protection to your tooth roots. When they become inflamed and infected because of plaque and food particles, they can break down over time, leaving your teeth further exposed to bad bacteria and more. But with gum disease treatment in Yukon, our First Impressions Dentistry of Yukon team can manage your symptoms and produce a healthier, stronger foundation for your smile. Let us know if you need help to treat your bleeding or inflamed gums, as we are here for you!

Why Choose First Impressions Dentistry of Yukon for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Compassionate Dental Team By Your Side
  • Your Dental Insurance is Welcome
  • Dentists with Decades of Experience

What Is Gum Disease?

Close up of person pointing to red spot in their gums

Gum disease is a bacterial attack on your gums that often results in inflammation, bleeding, and tenderness. While symptoms can be reversed in its earliest stages (gingivitis), untreated gum disease can lead to periodontitis, which causes gum pockets to form as well as bone and tooth loss. If the infection and inflammation enter the bloodstream, it can also cause problems throughout the body such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness, negative cognitive decline, and more.

How Is Gum Disease Treated?

Illustrated dental probe treating gum disease

The most common way to treat gum disease is with deep cleaning. This process requires two steps: scaling and root planing. Scaling involves using specialized instruments that remove plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline, while root planing requires clearing away bacteria from the roots and smoothing them out to prevent reinfection in the future.

This smoothing process also ensures that the gums will reattach to the teeth for improved healing.