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Treatment for Gum Disease

Keeping your gums healthy is a vital component of your overall oral health. The gums are needed to support your teeth but are susceptible to infection from bacteria that live in your mouth. Gum disease occurs in over 50 percent of adults over the age of 30, putting them at risk of losing teeth and having other health issues linked to periodontal infections. Our team at Gold Hill Dentistry offers preventive and proactive gum disease treatments to help our patients maintain good gum and oral health.

Gum disease is primarily an infection and irritation of the gum tissue. When certain bacteria thrive in the mouth, they cause excess plaque and tartar to form on the teeth. This can irritate the gums, causing them to become inflamed and infected in the early stages of gum disease. Treating periodontal disease starts with thorough cleanings of the teeth to remove all the plaque and tartar. This can include deeper cleanings below the gum line with root scaling and planing. Special mouthwashes can also be used to control the infection as the gums heal. Later stages of periodontal disease can require more extensive treatments to remove diseased gum tissue, including oral surgery.

Symptoms and Causes of Periodontal Disease

Catching and treating gum disease early is the best recourse for restoring oral health. In the initial stages, periodontal disease can be reversed, and gums can become healthy again. Since the main cause of gum disease is bacteria growth, oral hygiene is paramount in prevention. It is also important to know the early symptoms, so you can begin treatment right away. Symptoms include:

  • Red, swollen gum tissue
  • Bad breath
  • Gum tissue that is receding
  • Gums that bleed easily

If you have any symptoms of gum disease, contact our office to schedule a cleaning and checkup. Your gums and teeth will be examined and if there is any sign of gum deterioration, we can begin a treatment plan to help restore your gum health.

Our Client Reviews

Gold Hill Dentistry

4.4 / 5.0

Based on 97 reviews


"When I moved I tried another dental practice. Mistake. Now I drive an hour to still use Gold Hill Dentistry. Everyone from the administrative staff to the dentist are professional, kind, and good at what they do."


"This was my first appointment with Gold Hill Dentistry so I didn’t exactly know what to expect. However prior to my visit I did google their reviews which were exceptional. That being said, my first visit certainly align with their online reviews! Gold Hill Dentistry’s staff were warm, professional but personable, and they made me feel very comfortable from the moment I entered their office and throughout the entire time services were performed. My cleaning results were great and my teeth and gums felt wonderful! I look forward to a long relationship with Gold Hill Dentistry!"


"As soon as you walk in you are greeted like family. Very clean, homie feeling office. Staff and Dr. Setty super friendly, kind and professional."


"Gold Hill Dentistry is the absolute best! From the front desk, to the hygienists, to the doctor, they were all great. They bent over backwards to accommodate my special health situation and urgent scheduling needs. And the drilling/filling they did was the quickest and most painless I've ever had. Don't think twice about making them your new go-to for dental work."


"Office Staff, dental hygienists, and the dentists are all wonderful. Always friendly, helpful, professional and excellent. With so many "doc in the box" dental centers popping up, Gold Hill is a welcome exception where personal service and attention matter. (I should mention too, that the service does not come at premium cost - they take insurance and their rates are competitive and reasonable). Highly recommend Gold Hill Dentistry."


"I really like Gold Hill Dentistry. Everyone is very very friendly and helpful. They are really concerned about your care."

Contact Us

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466