How is Periodontal Disease Treated?

How is Periodontal Disease Treated?About four out of five adults in America have some form of gum disease ranging from gingivitis to advanced periodontitis. Gum disease is a serious infection that is caused by oral bacteria and affects the tissues around and beneath to teeth. This can lead to severe damage, gum loss, tooth loss, and bone loss if it is not treated. Our dentist offers a variety of gum disease treatment options that can stop the progression of the disease, halt the damage, and restore gum health.

Available treatments include:

• Scaling and root planing
• Laser gum treatments
• Periodontal maintenance treatments

In some cases, surgery may be needed. Our dentist offers advanced surgical procedures such as:

• Crown lengthening
• Socket preservation
• Regenerative procedures for bone and gum tissues
• Sinus augmentation
• Dental implants

Our doctor will explain each of your treatment options and develop a treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. In most cases, a scaling and root planing, which is a deep cleaning procedure, will be needed to eliminate plaque and tartar and help gums attach again to the roots of the teeth. If extensive damage has occurred, we may recommend regenerative procedures, implants, or other treatments along with routine periodontal maintenance to keep your gums healthy and reduce the risk of reoccurrence. Give us a call today to learn more about periodontal disease treatment options or to schedule your appointment with our dentist.

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