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Healthy gums are as essential to your smile as healthy teeth. Without healthy gums to support them, your teeth may loosen, fall out, and invite bone loss. At Copenhaver Dental, Dr. Philip Copenhaver, Dr. Destinee R. Hood & Dr. Catherine T. Bordlemay offer a variety of periodontic treatments including scaling and root planing, crown lengthening, and antibiotic treatment for our patients in Richmond Hill, Georgia, fighting gum disease.

Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue caused by bacteria in plaque. Scaling and root planing allows us to remove the plaque and tartar (calculus) from the surface of your teeth, clean the roots of the teeth, and smooth the root to remove bacterial toxins. Signs that you may have gum disease include the following:

– Loosened teeth in your smile.

– Swollen, bleeding, and red gums.

– Pain when you chew your food.

– Persistent bad breath that just won’t go away.

– Teeth that appear longer due to gum recession.

If you have one or more of these symptoms, you may be experiencing gum disease. Please call 912-756-2936 to schedule a visit with one of our Copenhaver Dental dentists. By combining diligent daily oral hygiene (brushing, flossing) at home with regular dental visits, Dr. Copenhaver, Dr. Hood, and Dr. Bordlemay can help our patients in Richmond Hill, Georgia, keep their smiles healthy and confident for a lifetime!