Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that affects your gums and other oral structures that support your teeth. When left untreated, this disease can advance and lead to serious consequences, including bleeding gums, receding gums, bad breath, and even tooth loss.
Luckily, if you think you may be suffering from periodontal disease, there are ways to reverse its effects and keep your smile healthy. Here at Gassler Dental, we offer a wide range of periodontal treatments and procedures to help you diagnose, treat, and prevent periodontal disease.
Some of our periodontal services services include:
The first step in treating periodontal disease is a special deep cleaning called scaling and root planing. During this treatment, your dentist removes tartar and plaque down to the bottom of each of your gum pockets. The root surfaces of your teeth are then smoothed so that your gum tissue can heal and reattach to your teeth. Depending on your specific needs, this treatment may take more than one visit. However, no matter how long it takes, scaling and root planing has been proven to be an extremely effective way to treat and manage periodontal disease.
After you treat your periodontal disease with scaling and root planing, it’s crucial to take the necessary steps to maintain the health of your gums and keep periodontal disease from coming back. In addition to brushing and flossing twice daily, perio maintenance typically consists of more frequent dental checkups, cleanings, and dental cleaning so that you can achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Our team of friendly and highly trained dental professionals is prepared to stop periodontal disease right in its tracks and restore your oral health. For more information about our periodontal services or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.