Periodontal Care Treatments for Healthy Gums
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss but can be prevented with good oral hygiene habits. If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease or have undergone treatment for gum disease, we may need to see you more often than other patients to keep the infection under control. Gum disease can be controlled with various periodontal therapies and an adequate at-home care regimen. Dr. Bernie Dudzinski,
Dr. Kent McArdle,Dr. Logan Dudzinski, and Dr. Spencer Richards can prepare a customized periodontal care plan that includes periodontal maintenance services or scaling and root planing therapy.
You may need to undergo periodontal maintenance therapy to prevent the progression of gum disease and keep your gums in good health after gum disease treatment. We may need to see you regularly throughout the year for deep cleanings below the gum line and comprehensive oral checkups. Some patients benefit from using prescription-strength oral care products we recommend to keep the infection at bay.
This nonsurgical treatment for gum disease can be very effective in reducing pocket depth and restoring your oral health. If you are showing signs of the early stages of gum disease, we can perform scaling and root planing therapy to clear plaque and tartar buildup below the gum line. We will use special tools and ultrasonic devices to clean and polish the teeth so that the gums can reattach to the surface of the tooth. In most cases, a single treatment can reduce pocket depth by up to 3 millimeters.
Learn more about periodontal maintenance services and scaling and root planing therapy by scheduling your appointment at New Image Dentistry on Vinton Street today.