Gum Treatment

One important challenge for dental practitioners nowadays is making kids aware of the strong connection between oral health and whole-body wellness. That begins with taking care of the gums — unhealthy gums mean unhealthy teeth, with possible negative effects on the rest of the body as well. 

As we get older, gum disease is the source of a host of ailments: bleeding, swelling, bad breath, pain, receding gums and tooth loss. The problems don’t always stop there, however; gum disease also causes bacterial buildup in the deep pockets between the teeth and gums. Diseased gums are prone to bleeding, which can cause that bacteria to transfer to the bloodstream, putting your child at risk of numerous health problems as they get older: heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, diabetes, ulcers, osteoporosis, and arthritis to name a few.

Periodontal treatment of the gums entails containing the infection via deep cleaning such as scaling and root planing to clear the bacterial buildup at the root of the teeth; Dr. Gibson may also recommend specific toothpastes and rinses to help ameliorate the problem. For more serious infections, antibiotics and even surgery are sometimes necessary.

We thoroughly examine patients’ gums at every six-month checkup. If your child has been experiencing bad breath or bleeding, or complaining of sensitive gums or other oral pain, please contact us; Dr. Gibson will then determine the best course of action to restore their gums’ health.

Are you ready to take charge of your child’s oral health?

“Took my daughter to this office. Dr. Gibson is absolutely wonderful. She is extremely skilled and has an incredible bedside manner. Her office is beautiful and kid friendly. In fact, it’s probably the nicest doctor’s office I’ve ever been to.”
– Marc R.


The entire staff, Dr. Gibson, the office, everything! Dr. Gibson relates to you and the kiddo, explains everything, and isn’t rushed. The hygienists are so sweet and so patient, same with the front desk ladies. The decor is SO AWESOME. And they give treats/goodies as you’re leaving. A five star rating is an understatement! Thank you, ladies!
– Amanda
Just took my 19-month-old daughter to her first dentist appt, and it was fantastic! The whole team was SO patient. Dr. Gibson easily took care of her, despite the squirming, and then blew bubbles with her! The office is adorable and the kids even get individual TVs while their teeth are cleaned… I wish Dr. Gibson was available to adults!
– Julie
Dr. Gibson is so wonderful! She’s passionate and understanding and completely takes every patient and their needs to a personal level. She’s got the tender touch all kids need when seeing their doctor, of any type. Her office is exceptional. It’s so clean and modern yet so much fun for the little ones!
– Nicki F.