It is vital to treat gum disease. Studies have linked the bacteria and inflammation in your mouth to heart attacks and dementia. In 2009, the American Academy of Periodontology and The American Journal of Cardiology released a paper on the relationship between heart disease and gum disease. Our dentists, Dr. Lester and Dr. Owens, offer treatments for this condition, including professional tooth scaling and cleanings every 3-4 months, the use of medicated mouthwash, and proper flossing. Later-stage gum disease treatment may include deep-plane scaling. The hygienists at Bear River Dental are skilled and trained in detecting periodontal disease and are effective in helping you to receive treatment for gum disease in Evanston, Wyoming.