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periodontal therapy

Periodontal disease (also called gum disease or gingivitis) refers to the infection of the supportive tissues of the mouth due to toxic bacteria found in plaque. Many individuals suffer from some degree of gum disease, and if left untreated, gum disease can cause breakdown of the soft tissue in the mouth, leading to both tooth loss and to other significant health problems. At River Oak Dental, our hygiene team is exceptionally skilled in the area of periodontal therapy. Your periodontal therapy may include gentle removal of plaque and bacteria from beneath the gum line or perhaps a more advanced treatment designed to restore and maintain your gum health. Since diseases like diabetes and heart-related illnesses have been linked to gum disease, treatment and maintenance of your gums is vitally important. Dr. Nichols and his team can help protect your health through periodontal therapy.