Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious oral health issue that, if left untreated, can have detrimental consequences not only for your oral health but also for your overall well-being. We see it as a major disease, right up there with cardiovascular disease and other conditions. Gum disease, derived from bacteria in plaque buildup, can lead to inflammation and bleeding during brushing or flossing. As the disease progresses, it can lead to more severe symptoms and spread to your teeth, causing them to decay! That is why Pinnacle Dental Associates is always vigilant about catching gum disease before it develops or spreads and offers effective gum disease treatment in Albany, OR.

Our periodontal services include:

Scaling and Root Planing

Also known as a deep cleaning, scaling and root planing is one of the most common gum health treatments offered in dentistry. It removes plaque and harmful bacteria from below your gumline to keep the roots of your teeth strong and promote proper gum health.


This is an exciting diagnostic tool in gum disease treatment. After 30 seconds of swishing a rinse, you will give us a complete picture of the types of bacteria that are inhabiting your mouth. We can then tailor your treatment to eliminate harmful bacteria and stop gum disease in its tracks!

For each periodontal service, we will monitor your progress and ensure the bacteria in your mouth are no longer an oral health issue. We want to help you avoid more serious health issues by treating your gum disease now.

What Are the Benefits of Gum Disease Treatment?

Our gum disease treatments restore the health of your gums. We strive to keep your gums looking and feeling pristine and healthy. The benefits of our periodontal services include:

  • Greater Dental Health: Keeping your gums healthy is not just about your gums. Healthy gums help keep the rest of your mouth healthier too.
  • Greater Overall Health: Gum disease has been scientifically proven to cause a variety of other health conditions such as cardiovascular disease. It has also been linked to Alzheimer’s.
  • Tooth Protection: A tooth infection can spread to your gums, and the opposite is also true: a gum infection can spread to your teeth. Healthy gums protect your teeth.
  • Reduced Pain During Chewing: Gum disease can cause painful chewing, which can lead to poor digestion when patients do not chew well enough. Periodontal treatment can make chewing much easier and more comfortable!
  • Better Breath: If your gum disease is causing bad breath, our periodontal services can make it smell much better.

Gum Tissue Grafts

At Pinnacle Dental Associates, we offer gum tissue grafts. In this procedure, we will replace your damaged gum tissue with some of your own oral tissue from another part of your mouth, covering up any exposed roots.

Remember, brushing twice a day and flossing every day can help reduce the likelihood that conditions like gum disease will form. Regular professional dental cleanings and examinations are also important for your dental health to catch problems like gum disease early.

Schedule an Appointment for Gum Health or Other Services

We are committed to your total oral health and are happy to provide gum disease treatment in Albany, OR. Our dentists and team also strive to make your appointments as comfortable as possible. Call 541-928-9299 for an appointment with Dr. Greg Renyer or Dr. Cheryl Cooper today!