Periodontics is a specialty in dentistry that emphasizes the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease and other conditions affecting the gums and soft tissues of the mouth. Addressing gum disease promptly is essential to maintaining a healthy smile and overall oral health.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection caused by plaque buildup on the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth and gums, and if not removed through regular brushing and flossing, can irritate and inflame the gum tissues. The initial stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. Gingivitis is characterized by symptoms such as red, tender, bleeding and swollen gums. Fortunately, with early intervention, gingivitis can usually be controlled and even reversed through professional cleanings and improved at-home oral care.

If gingivitis is not treated, it can progress to a more advanced stage known as periodontitis. Periodontitis involves more severe symptoms, including gum recession, pockets forming between the teeth and gums and eventually bone loss, which can lead to tooth loss. Treating periodontitis often requires more involved and frequent dental visits to manage the condition effectively.

State Street Dental is dedicated to providing high-quality care for periodontal disease. Our dentist and team understand that healthy gums are the foundation of a healthy smile, and we are committed to helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Our team is experienced in the latest periodontal treatments and techniques to ensure you receive the best care possible. Our periodontal services include:

In addition to treating gum disease, periodontics also encompasses the placement of dental implants. Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth, and their placement requires specialized training and expertise to achieve optimal results. Our team is well-equipped to handle dental implant procedures, ensuring you receive a natural-looking and functional replacement for your missing teeth.

To learn more about periodontics in Boise, Idaho, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gregory Davis, we invite you to call State Street Dental today at 208-939-1700. Our team looks forward to providing you with exceptional dental care and helping you achieve a smile that you can be proud of.