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Periodontal Therapy

Healthy Gums - Healthy You!

We can't emphasize it enough - oral health is vitally connected to whole health. Because your health is so important to us, we start every new patient with a visit and evaluation with our hygienist. Why? Healthy gums are the foundation of a healthy mouth.

Whole Body Health

Health is our focus so taking care of periodontal problems is how we begin dental treatment with our new patients. Why? Without your gums to hold your teeth in place, your smile would be nonexistent. Healthy gums are the first step to complete oral health.

A variety of new technologies, such as ultrasonic scalers, make the treatment of this disease more thorough and comfortable than ever before. Periodontal disease presents itself with a build-up of bacteria in the pockets in your mouth, plaque and tartar. One of the first steps in cleaning and healing your gums is to remove the buildup with our ultrasonic scaler.

If we detect infection, we will apply an antibiotic solution directly into the pocket after it's been scaled and planed to promote healing. We might feel that it is necessary to prescribe a course of oral antibiotics to further combat the infection. Once the source of infection has been removed, your gums will begin to heal, and tighten around your teeth.