If your gums are swollen, red, bleeding or tender…if your gums recede from your teeth…if you have consistent bad breath or signs of infection around your teeth and gums…you may be a candidate for periodontal treatment. The sooner you get treatment the better, because gum disease left untreated may cause the tissue bone and ligaments that support your teeth to deteriorate, which can lead to tooth loss. From nonsurgical treatment (called scaling and root planing) to pocket reduction procedures and gum grafts, West Dundee Dental can help you to restore and maintain your gums.