The treatment of gum disease is as important as routine preventive care when it comes to maintaining long term oral health. Healthy gums are the foundation of our oral health: gum disease can lead to a variety of dental problems, including tooth loss.

Dr. Spink offers periodontal therapy for patients with gum disease and a range of treatment options depending on the stage and severity of the disease once diagnosed. Seeking treatment as early as possible for gum disease often means conservative options can be effective. Catching gum disease in the early stages is one of the benefits of routine dental care.

Signs & Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease is often called a “silent disease” because there may be no obvious symptoms until advanced stages. The most common signs are:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Gum pain
  • Sore gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath

Dr. Spink has incorporated laser dentistry into his Vestavia Hills dentist office, providing treatment options for gum disease as well as treatment for gum related dental concerns such as a “gummy smile”. Dental lasers enable Dr. Spink to gently treat the gums and soft tissues of the mouth accurately, but with less bleeding and swelling.