||Periodontal Therapy is a common non-surgical treatment
for periodontal disease. By using special instruments,
we remove bacteria and infection from the unhealthy deep
pockets around the teeth below the gum line. This is often
referred to as a "deep cleaning".
|First the tooth is scaled to remove the plaque and tarter
that has accumulated on the tooth.
||Then the root is planed or smoothed. This eliminates
any rough areas on the root that can easily trap plaque
A smooth clean root provides a healthy environment to allow
the gums to heal naturally and reattach to the tooth. This
will create a reduced pocket, therefore eliminating areas
for bacteria to hide and cause further disease.
Sometimes, in order to treat advanced gum disease, surgical
procedures are necessary, such as:
Strict Home Care Regimen
A home care routine specific to the patient's individual
needs may be prepared to prevent the patient from relapsing.