Treatment of Periodontal Disease

How is Periodontal Disease Diagnosed?

During a periodontal examination a small measuring probe is painlessly placed between your tooth and gum to evaluate your periodontal health. Current x-rays are viewed to observe the health of the bone below the gums.

Once your periodontal health status is evaluated we will determine the most appropriate treatment options, taking into account age, health, and various other factors.

What is the Treatment for Periodontal Disease?

Depending how far the disease has progressed treatment can vary widely. If caught in the early stages, simple procedures are performed that will remove the plaque and calculus (tartar) from below the gumline and eliminate the infection causing bacteria. If the disease has progressed to the point where the supporting bone has deteriorated, further advanced treatment may be needed. In some cases, bone grafting techniques can be used to regenerate lost bone and strengthen the teeth.

We are committed to the success of our procedures and your comfort during all appointments. We utilize the most current technologies available to keep your treatment stress free and minimize discomfort, such as oral anti-anxiety medication and/or nitrus oxide sedation.

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