Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy
Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, can lead to tooth loosening or loss and has been linked to stroke, heart attack, and complications for diabetics and pregnant women. Many patients do not know they have gum disease. In the earliest stages, symptoms include slight bleeding when brushing and flossing teeth. Caught and treated early, gum disease can be reversed.
Our dental hygienists will assess your mouth for signs of gingivitis or other forms of gum disease. If non-surgical therapies, such as scaling, root planing, or antibiotics, can help your condition, we can help you in our dental office. Advanced gum disease may require additional therapies, in which case we will refer you to a periodontist (gum specialist) whom we trust and respect.