At Highland Creek Family Dental, you can be certain that you will receive the best possible dental care. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Cope, is trained as a periodontist and is skilled in periodontal treatment. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an oral condition that can cause tooth loss, bone loss, and receding gums if left untreated. If you suffer from mild to moderate periodontal disease, Dr. Cope may recommend scaling and root planing, which are deep cleaning methods that can halt the progression of periodontal disease and encourage the growth of healthy gum tissue. Advanced periodontal disease may require surgical treatments, such as gum grafting. If your gums are red, swollen, tender, or bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease; we encourage you to contact our Lafayette, Indiana dental office today to schedule your appointment with our dentist. We are committed to helping you stay in good oral health!