This is a picture of a tooth that was extracted in my Palm Harbor dentist office on June 22, 2012. The tissue attached to the root is diseased gum tissue.
Sometimes the only treatment option for gum disease is extractions. In cases of severe advanced periodontal disease any treatment to save the highly diseased tooth/teeth is futile. In less severe situations many treatment options are available whereas in the past the only treatment option was periodontal surgery.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A