Periodontal Services

Our periodontal services in Birmingham help you care for your gums and prevent gum disease.

Whether you’re experiencing periodontitis, gingivitis, receding gumlines or extreme tooth sensitivity due to gum disease, Midfield Dental is the right place for your dental care and dental emergency needs in Birmingham, Alabama. Proper gum care includes prevention and treatment of any problems that arise so they don’t get worse or cause chronic pain. Our dentists, emergency dentist, qualified staff and oral surgeons work together to be sure you have the very best treatment for your gums. Our periodontal services treat bleeding of gums, swelling of gums, tooth sensitivity, tissue damage, receding gumlines, periodontitis and gingivitis. We use state-of-the-art dentistry including a periodontal probe and, if necessary, x-rays, to find the best solution for each of our patients in the Birmingham, Bessemer and Midfield area.

Periodontal simply means “the tissue around the teeth”. Periodontists specialize in the treatment and surgery of this area, which is often characterized by gum disease. Plaque is the most common element causing gum disease.

Unfortunately, periodontal-related problems are often discovered after they have persisted for an extended period of time. Proper oral hygiene, daily dental care and regular dental checkups will minimize the risk of gum disease. Gum disease ranges from mild (gingivitis) to moderate (periodintitis) to the severe (periodontitis). Treatments are available for every case of gum disease.

Common problems associated with gum disease:

  • “Long” teeth (receding gum lines expose the root portions of your teeth)
  • Discolored or deteriorating tooth structure
  • Infected gum line (discoloration or inflammation of the gum tissue)
  • Tooth loss or tooth movement

The effects of gum disease can be damaging to your dental health. However, through proper preventive care and oral hygiene, you can avoid problems associated with gum disease.