Sometimes the gums can become swollen and red, and they may even bleed. In its more serious form, called periodontitis, it results in pulling away from gums from the tooth, bone can be lost, and the teeth may fall out. Gingivitis can be treated at Hanover dental and the effects can be reversed if caught at its early stages. More critical forms of periodontal disease can also be treated at Hanover dental effectively but may require more extensive treatment. Such treatment includes deep cleaning of the tooth-root surfaces below the gums, medications prescribed by periodontists at Hanover dental at Primary Dental can be taken by mouth or placed directly under the gums, and sometimes remedial surgery.