Periodontal disease is not as easy to fight off as the common cold. Periodontal disease is marked by inflammation and bleeding gums and loss of the connective tissues around teeth as a result of the presence of bacteria which are not easily rinsed away with mouthwash. What can be done to control periodontal disease?
A professional deep cleaning treatment accesses those hard-to-reach areas below the gum line and removes rough tartar deposits on root surfaces. This procedure also removes debris in the pockets around teeth and disturbs the destructive activity of bacteria. This procedure may treat one area of localized infection, or it could be necessary for cleansing your entire mouth. The deep cleaning may be followed up with special rinses or antibiotic therapy as our periodontal team determines best meets your needs.
Maintaining Your Periodontal Health
After having treatment with scaling and root planing, it is ideal to maintain the progress you’ve made by sticking to a routine of frequent periodontal maintenance appointments. At these appointments, our hygienist will make sure to thoroughly clean the pockets where your floss and toothbrush can’t reach. We will review your oral hygiene techniques to make sure they are as effective as possible, and we will demonstrate specialized cleaning tools you can use at home.
Periodontal disease can permanently destroy your gums so that you lose the protection they once provided. Recession can be treated by carefully grafting some of your own gum tissue onto areas where it has been lost. This restores the gums to a healthy level that is easily accessed by your toothbrush and floss.
Wherever you are at in your battle with periodontal disease, the specialists at Concord Woods Dental Group are ready to equip you with the knowledge, tools, and therapies you need for success.