Periodontal treatment refers to treatment of gum tissue.
If left untreated or unmaintained, gum tissue can become infected, leading to gingivitis and periodontal disease, which can result in bleeding of the gums, abscesses, mouth sores, tenderness, and eventually, tooth loss.
The gums serve as the foundation for the teeth, and the health of the gum tissue has a direct impact on your overall oral health. It is important that you take steps to preserve and maintain the health of your gums through regular professional cleanings and examinations. In severe cases of gum disease, surgical treatments such as flap surgery (during which the gums are separated from the roots of the teeth so that bacteria can be removed) may be necessary to prevent tooth loss.