There are many different varieties of periodontal disease and many ways in which these variations manifest themselves. All require a visit to our dental office to halt the progression and save the gum tissue and bone. At the office of Dental Design, we offer dental care and gum treatment for many common types of periodontal diseases. These include as gingivitis, chronic periodontal disease, aggressive periodontal disease, and periodontal disease relating to systemic conditions, as well as necrotizing periodontal disease. Although we stress proper oral hygiene habits in order to prevent gum disease, our dental office specializes in periodontal treatment or therapy, offering services such as scaling and root planning, antibiotics, as well as non-surgical periodontal treatment.
It is important to prevent gum disease. Infection and inflammation of the tissues that support your teeth can erode the ligament and bone beneath the gums. This results in tooth loss. Our dental care practice will provide regular examinations of your gums during checkups with a periodontal probe and regular x-rays. If periodontal disease is diagnosed, we can then discuss which of our services will best suit your individual needs for gum treatment. Non-surgical periodontal therapy may be all that’s needed, especially when caught early. This therapy removes the plague and calculus by controlling the growth of harmful bacteria, and treating conditions that may encourage gum disease.
If your periodontitis is more advanced, however, periodontal scaling and root planning may be required. Scaling is a procedure that meticulously removes the plague and tartar deposits at and under the gum line. Root planning then smooths the root’s surfaces so that the supportive tissues can better attach to the tooth surface. This is done with local anesthesia to aid in your comfort. As with most other bacterial diseases, an antibiotic may be administered to help control, reduce, or eliminate the harmful bacteria.
We will take the time to customize and personalize the treatment for each patient. Our practice strives to ensure our patients have a pleasant experience. We want everyone sent home with a bright, beautiful, healthy smile. Taking care of your teeth is vital to your oral and overall health. So whether your periodontal disease needs only simple, non-surgical therapy or requires a deeper cleaning with scaling and root planning, gum treatment at the dental care practice of Dental Design will transform your teeth, gums, and mouth so that you leave our office smiling.