Periodontics and Gum Disease


The most beautiful and healthy teeth can be overshadowed by unhealthy gums.  Think of your gums as the “picture frame” to your priceless dental artwork.  Would you frame an exquisite piece of art with a worn frame?  Of course not!  Your teeth and gums work the same way.

Your Gums Are The “Picture Frame” To Your Priceless Dental Artwork

Periodontal treatment (or the treatment of your gums) starts with prevention: regular cleanings by our hygienist and good hygiene habits are excellent precautions to reduce the risk of gum disease.  The main cause of periodontal disease is bacteria in the form of a sticky, colorless plaque that constantly forms on your teeth. However, other factors can cause the disease or influence its progression.

Our periodontal treatment may include scaling, root planing and local delivery of antimicrobials to treat and prevent  the progression of the disease.  In some cases surgical therapy may be necessary to correct the damage from gum disease both physically and cosmetically. Make an appointment and let Dr. Murray and Dr. Osterberg evaluate your situation and present the best treatment options for you.