Skyline Dental focuses on diagnosis and prevention of gum disease at its earliest point. You will be screened for signs and symptoms of gum disease during visits to our offices. Once diagnosed, treatment for gum disease can include non-surgical treatment in-office for earlier stages, and/or referral to a specialist when necessary.

Signs of Gum Disease May Include:
  • Bleeding gums

  • Puffy, red, and sore gum tissues

  • Bad breath

  • Receding gums

  • Loose teeth, possibly related to loss of bone around the teeth


Antibiotic therapy, such as Arestin, can also be used to treat periodontal disease and may be recommended as part of your overall care plan. Follow-up care, usually every 3 months, is necessary to reduce risk for progression of disease. If left untreated, periodontal disease, better known as gum disease, can increase risk for other conditions including pre-term delivery with pregnancy, respiratory disease, diabetes and heart disease.