Periodontitis: Your Gums' Worst Enemy
Healthy gums are very important for healthy teeth.
Any inflammation of your gums or your periodonal apparatus (periodontitis) can damage your bite and even cause you to lose teeth. To prevent this from happening, we take steps to stop the process, thus restoring your dental health for the long haul.
Our periodontal treatment includes
- Diagnosis and treatment planning: Tissue evaluation, X-rays and pocket charting are the first steps for every patient.
- Scaling and Root Planing: The most common first step in periodontal therapy. This includes a thorough cleaning of the tooth surfaces both above and below the gums. This removes all irritants and foreign substances as well as reducing the bacterial population of the mouth; all major contributors to periodontal disease.
- Laser Treatments : Laser therapy allows quick and comfortable treatment of lesions that used to require surgical treatment. Using our lasers we can treat many gum problems in one visit with minimal anesthesia.
- Referral to Specialists When Necessary: Nobody can do everything. With the explosive growth and sophistication of today's treatment possibilities, we maintain close relationships with an array of specialists to assure that you have access to the most appropriate treatmens for your needs.