If you suffer from periodontal disease, our dentists may recommend periodontal treatment to help you return to optimal oral health. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a dental condition caused by bacteria on the teeth and gums. Periodontal disease causes the gums to become tender, red, swollen, and to bleed easily; when left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to loss of the teeth, gum tissue, and supporting bone. Our dentists, Dr. Snapp, Dr. Lecklitner, and Dr. Henry, and our dental team are skilled in root planing and scaling, which are deep cleaning methods that can encourage growth of healthy gum tissue and help to stop the progression of periodontal disease. Scaling and root planing is typically completed in one or two visits to our dental office in Lafayette, Indiana. To learn more about periodontal treatment and to schedule your appointment, please call us at Tecumseh Dental Center.