Periodontal Therapy
Tooth before
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.
Scaling

Root Planing
Then the root is planed or smoothed. This eliminates any rough areas on the root that can easily trap plaque and bacteria.

Tooth after

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.

Gum Surgery

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.

 

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