If you haven’t been to a dentist in a while, or you are genetically predisposed, or you don’t have good home care you can develop periodontal disease, which is an infection of the gums. Bad bacteria and tartar infect the pockets under the gum, and you are in a state of inflammation chronically. This will lead to tooth loss. You don’t want that! In this case we undergo a different treatment that involves using special instruments to go below the gum and remove the toxic stuff that’s creating the infection. We then follow up thoroughly to make sure you don’t relapse. It’s not a one and done thing, and if you don’t work with us you won’t get better.