Periodontal Disease

Proactive Gum Disease Treatment Services in Rochester

If your gums feel tender and red or bleed when brushing or flossing, you're showing signs of gum disease. At the dental practice of Susan Bracker, DDS, we provide gum disease treatment in Rochester and surrounding areas. Our team has the experience and knowledge to deliver the quality care your gums need.

Our gum disease treatments involve advanced technology and proven techniques to provide our patients with reliable, predictable, and safe care. We'll help you evaluate your gum health and determine the level of care you need to enjoy a healthy smile once more. Don't hesitate to seek gum disease treatment in Rochester if you suspect you have gum disease. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment with a dentist.

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What Is Gum Disease?

Gum or periodontal disease is an infection affecting the tissue structures surrounding and supporting your teeth. If not treated, gum disease can cause tooth loss and jawbone deterioration. In its early stages, gum disease is referred to as gingivitis, an inflammation of the gum tissues. Gingivitis is treatable, but can progress to advanced gum disease if no proper care is provided.

At our practice, we focus on detecting and treating gum disease during its early stages. Our goal is to catch signs of gum disease early so that we can halt and gradually reverse the process through quality dental care. Proper hygiene and routine dental checkups are essential for preventing the progression of gum disease.

What Are the Common Symptoms of Gum Disease?

While poor oral hygiene is often a contributor, many factors can lead to gum disease, including pregnancy, diabetes, age, genetics, and tobacco use. In the early stages, the signs of gum disease are subtle and may be easy to overlook. Some of the signs and symptoms of gum disease are:

  • Swollen, puffy, red gums
  • Bleeding when brushing and flossing teeth
  • Persistent bad breath even after brushing and flossing
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages
  • Pain when eating
  • Receding gum line
  • Gum abscesses

How Does Gum Disease Affect Your Overall Health?

Gum disease is a serious dental condition that becomes progressively severe if left untreated. Gum disease may be a difficult experience during the advanced stages, however it is often painless in the onset. When gum disease advances, your immune system will defend against toxins in plaque by inflaming the gum tissues. The progression of gum disease can eventually lead to bacteria entering your bloodstream and moving to other body parts.

Seeking gum disease treatment is essential because this disease can interact with and exacerbate symptoms for different medical conditions, including:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Our Gum Disease Treatments in Rochester

It is essential to seek treatment services if you suffer from periodontal disease. This disease should never be left untreated or ignored, even in its earliest form. Our dentists will provide appropriate treatment based on the level of infection that is present. Our Rochester gum disease treatments will address fundamental causes to rebuild your wellness and health over time. Gum disease treatments that we offer include:

Regular Cleanings: Routine dental cleanings help prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar. In addition, it will stop the progression of gingivitis into more severe dental problems when combined with good hygiene practices at home.


Scaling and Root Planing: Our dentists will also use scaling to remove tartar and plaque found in periodontal pockets below the gum line. Root planing helps smooth the roots to ensure the successful reattachment of gum tissues. During scaling and planing, our hygienist will eliminate harmful irritants and bacteria from beneath the gums to prevent the accumulation of plaque and tartar.


Regular Maintenance: Routine cleanings, scaling, and root planing procedures are necessary to help renew your oral health. Our dentists will develop a schedule for your routine cleanings to ensure your teeth are cleaned more than the typical cleanings done twice a year. Our dentists will also provide dietary advice and education regarding proper hygiene techniques to guarantee continued improvements and stop the progression of gum disease.

For advanced gum disease or patients that need surgical intervention, we can refer you to trusted periodontists who offer laser treatments and surgery. Your health and well-being are our top priority, and we'll do all we can to ensure you receive the level of care you need to enjoy a healthy and functional smile once more.

Get Exceptional Gum Disease Treatment in Rochester

If you experience any signs of gum disease, you can count on our team at the dental practice of Susan Bracker, DDS. We have a dedicated, caring, and friendly staff that is highly experienced in providing effective gum disease treatment in Rochester. We will take care of your oral health with our at-home guidance and follow-up appointments to ensure we stop gum disease and restore your dental health. Contact our office to set up an appointment and start your journey to a healthier and brighter smile today.

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  • Rochester, NY
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