When people think of dentists, they think of the teeth. But gums are an equally important part of oral care. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease and various other physical health conditions. We offer periodontic dentistry for Fort Lauderdale residents who are concerned about the condition of their gums. Conditions that call for periodontic treatment include halitosis (bad breath), gums that are swollen, sore or bleeding, receding gum lines, gingivitis, periodontal abscesses, loose teeth and more. During the examination, we do a thorough assessment of the gums and how they work with the teeth, and we recommend procedures such as gum graft surgery, socket preservation, gingivectomy, pocket reduction, tooth extraction, periodontal surgery, and more. By caring for your gums, you can reduce your risk of several medical conditions that have potential to be serious. In periodontics, as with our other services, we place a large emphasis on prevention: we want to see you before problems arise or worsen, so we can help you avoid potentially invasive procedures.