Your gums have several very important jobs to do. They help to protect your teeth from cavities and keep them in their proper alignment. They also improve the aesthetics of your smile. But one of the most important things that your gums do is protect your body from oral bacteria that can contribute to cardiovascular and respiratory problems. Our dentist, Dr. Ryan Gilreath, can see you for an appointment to discuss periodontal treatments in Goose Creek, South Carolina. You can explore the links below for more information, and you can contact Implant and Sedation Dentistry of Charleston at 843-501-1965 to schedule a visit.