Periodontal disease is a very common disorder that many are unaware can be added with periodontal therapy. As our patients begin to age, teeth grow more sensitive and prone to cavities. Other problems also rise, but through timely dental check-ups, a good oral health care regimen, proper diet, and regular dental cleanings, you can expect to be less prone to experiencing long-term issues such as tooth decay or tooth loss. In the following article we will discuss how to win the fight against gum disease by using periodontal therapy.
To begin, periodontal therapy is it dentistry that has a goal of restoring infected tissues in your gums to healthy and clean soft tissues. Let‚Äôs take a look at different forms of periodontal therapy, all of which will be considered between you and your periodontal therapist to ensure you get the right treatment for your circumstances.
Scaling is a deep cleaning that removes plaque and tartar from your teeth to prevent further build up. The bacteria found in plaque and tartar has the ability to move into the gums. By using an ultrasonic scaling tool to efficiently remove both substances, you ensure that bacteria is not able to move under the gum line.
Lasers are being utilized more and more at the dental office. By using these lasers, dentist are able to remove only the infected portions of the gums without causing very much discomfort.
Gum grafting requires using healthy gum tissues from one part of the mouth and placing it in an area that was removed or infected in a way that can rebuild and restore the gums.
Dental implants work by removing an existing tooth and replacing it with a surgical dental implant.
From all of us here at Pineview Family Dental in Prescott, AZ, we want you to know that the journey to a healthier mouth and a happier you just got much easier by becoming part of our family. At our practice, we are very passionate about making our patients feel as though they truly are part of our family, and we do our part by giving you premium care when you need it. If you are looking to fight gum disease, please give our office a call today so we can see you at your earliest convenience.