What is Periodontal Therapy?
Patients with gum disease can benefit from routine periodontal therapy. Periodontal therapy works to keep the gingival pockets around your teeth clean, and free of debris and plaque. There are many options readily available to you for treatment when you have gum disease. Some of the most common treatments for gum disease include scaling and root planings, and laser therapy.
Why is Periodontal Therapy Needed?
If left untreated, your gum disease will continue to progress to the point of causing both bone and tooth loss. In fact, gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss and the need for dentures. For this reason, effective periodontal therapy is essential in maintaining a healthy mouth. We offer many options for your periodontal disease, and can help in determining which treatment is best for you.
What makes you a candidate for Periodontal Therapy?
Periodontal therapy is specific to individuals who have either gingivitis or gum disease. Our treatment options are effective at treating mild cases, as well as moderate and advanced gum disease. We will examine your teeth and gums to check for signs of gum disease. Once detected, we’ll create a personalized treatment schedule for applying periodontal therapy.
What can you expect with Periodontal Therapy?
You will come into our welcoming office for an examination. The exam allows us to check the health of your gums and detect signs of gum disease. From there, we will provide you with periodontal therapy options that are right for you. Most often, we’ll recommend a scaling and root planing, which might be referred to as a deeper cleaning. We may suggest other treatments as well. Pocket reduction surgery can be effective at reducing the size of the gingival pockets, helping to maintain oral health. Each person’s treatment schedule is specific to their needs.
If you need periodontal therapy, and want to learn more about your options, call us today and we can answer any of your questions regarding treatment.