Your gums are important to your oral and overall health. When the gum tissue becomes diseased and infected, you can be at risk to lose teeth and bone. Periodontal or gum disease also puts you at higher risk for cardiovascular problems, diabetes and other health problems. With general dentistry at Garrisonville Dental, we offer effective periodontal therapy to treat and even reverse gum disease to improve your health.
Gum Infection Treatment
Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gums. This is a progressive disease that will only get worse and cause more problems if left untreated. To fight the infection, deep cleaning of the roots of the teeth is needed. The infection must also be treated; medicated mouthwash and other home treatments can be used to fight the infection. If the tartar and bacteria can be removed, the gums can begin to heal and restore the healthy tissue.
Scaling and Root Planing
When periodontal disease has progressed, it can cause the gums to recede. This allow deeper penetration of plaque and tartar below the gum line. To remove the calculus from the lower tooth roots, a specialized treatment is used to scale the tartar off the roots. Then, root planing is done to make them smooth. Scaling and root planing are very effective treatments to help in the healing of the gum tissue. Once the teeth roots are free of tartar, the gums can heal and reattach for improved oral health.
If you have gum disease, the sooner you start periodontal therapy, the better chance you have of restoring your oral health. Our dental team can help design a treatment plan that will address your level of gum disease. Treating periodontal disease can protect your dental and overall health. Contact Garrisonville Dental today to schedule a checkup and periodontal exam to begin treatment and restore your gum health. We accept most dental insurance plans, and we have financing available.