Gum Disease


Gum disease (also called periodontal disease) affects many people, especially as they age. When gum disease occurs, the gum and the bone it surrounds become infected with bacteria. Gum disease may be symptom-less for years before it begins to cause problems. Once bacteria begin to multiply, deterioration is swift. Because it will lead to the gradual destruction of the gums and supporting bone if left untreated, it’s important to address gum disease as early as possible.

Your Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease requires different treatments depending on its severity. The periodontist will conduct a thorough examination, review your medical and dental history, and consult with you to create a customized treatment plan.

With all procedures, patients can receive local anesthesia and may request conscious sedation to ensure their comfort.

What to Expect at Our Office


Dr. Ravenel has over fifteen years of experience working as a periodontist in Greenville, SC. She’s a member of the American Dental Association, the South Carolina Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, and the Southern Academy of Periodontology. Continuing education is a priority to Dr. Ravenel, ensuring new technologies and procedures are available to her patients.

Customized Treatment Options

Patients of Ravenel Periodontics have confidence that their treatment plan will be customized to their specific needs. Dr. Ravenel will educate you on the issues affecting your dental health, share the options available to you, and work with you to create a treatment plan.

Individual Attention

Dr. Ravenel believes that everyone deserves to be treated as an individual. She listens to her patients’ concerns, enjoys getting to know them, and prioritizes making them comfortable. For this reason, patients who have been seeing Dr. Ravenel for years continue to recommend her.