Specialized in Treating All Stages of Gum Disease
Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue that results from bacterial buildup that has not been cleared away due to inadequate or ineffective oral hygiene care. The bacteria cause the body to react, inflaming the gums, and eventually lead to the destruction of vital gum and bone tissue. Advanced cases of this disease can even lead to tooth loss. Our board-certified periodontist is specialized in treating all stages of gum disease, and he and our skilled dentists offer gum disease therapy and provide periodontal maintenance to keep your gums healthy after treatment. Through customized and comprehensive care, we can help you reverse the debilitating effects of gum disease and restore your oral health!
Our Gum Disease Treatments
Gum disease treatment is vital for ensuring the health of your teeth and gums remains in top condition. Without timely treatment and routine maintenance, gum disease can increase your risk for more complicated issues, including systemic health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, and even certain cancers. Our comprehensive treatments can treat you at any stage, improve your oral and overall health, and make sure it does not return in the future!
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planning is a non-surgical deep cleaning that removes plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth. We use special tools to rid the teeth of buildup, both above and below the gum line. Rough edges on the teeth are smoothed to prevent bacteria.
More advanced stages of this disease require osseous surgery that accesses the diseased area so it can be treated. This surgery removes diseased gum tissue and bacteria from the area, repairs receded gum tissue, and restores lost bone, if necessary.
Periodontal maintenance is commonly recommended after the treatment of more advanced gum disease. More thorough than a routine hygiene cleaning, periodontal maintenance helps keep plaque and tartar from causing the disease to return.
Experience Healthy Gums for Life
A lifetime of great oral health begins with the combination of proper at-home oral hygiene and routine professional cleaning appointments. Gum disease treatment is one step in ensuring the health of your gums, teeth, and bone is fully restored and functional. Our expertise in gum disease helps ensure that the disease does not return and you can enjoy optimal oral health long-term. If you are experiencing swollen, bleeding gums, the best way to care for your smile is with timely treatment.