Periodontics dentistry such as the treatment of periodontal disease is an essential dental service. At Cottonwood Dental, we provide quality periodontal treatments to preserve gum health and eliminate the periodontal infection. Our dedicated dentist, Dr. Dale Thomson is passionate about healing patients and preserving their oral health.
If your gums are swollen, red, or tender, or if your gums bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease. Other common symptoms of gum disease include loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath, and receding gums that make your teeth appear longer than normal. Following an exam at our office, our dentist and team will be able to determine whether you suffer from periodontal disease.
The treatment for gum disease is based upon your specific dental needs. Depending on the severity of the condition, our dentist may recommend additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. We strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease.
For more information on periodontal treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our office soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!
Heal Your Smile with Periodontal Disease Therapy
There are many treatments that can help return your gums to optimal health. One of which is a non-invasive, nonsurgical option known as scaling and root planning (or SRP). This procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from the surfaces of teeth, extending beneath the gum line. Plaque can accumulate below the gum line and cause the gums to detach from the roots, but an SRP treatment will encourage their reattachment.
Depending on the severity of your gum detachment, our dentists may recommend a pocket reduction or a gum graft so gums can reattach. Gum grafts add gum tissue to help protect vulnerable teeth roots.
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At our Lumsden dental office, we provide periodontal disease therapy to help our patients reach their optimal oral health. Let our dedicated team of dental professionals help you heal your smile. If you have more questions about this service or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to give us a call.
Advantages of Perio Maintenance:
- Tartar or bacteria plaque grown at the above and below gumline leads to certain periodontal problems if not treated.it may be impossible to complete removal of bacteria and deposits from gum pockets even by regular brushing and flossing. The experienced eye of a dentist using specialized dental equipment is needed in order to spot and treat problems.
- Maintenance can rid the yellowing and unsightly stains on teeth.
- Periodontal disease is often signified by persistent bad breath (halitosis). The removal of calculus, plaque and bacteria improves breath and alleviates irritation.