In order to determine whether you are a viable candidate for periodontal therapy, the hygienist at Sycamore Hills Dentistry will first carry out an extensive exam. Periodontal therapy is only recommended when a general dentistry is not enough to treat the problem. Conditions that require periodontal therapy include gum disease, enlarged gums and other persistent conditions of the gums which do not respond to minor treatments. These advanced problems or infections can lead to serious oral health issues. Getting the right treatment is essential towards restoring your oral health to excellent condition.
We use cutting edge detection technology, which allows us to see what is going on in your entire mouth. When a serious condition is diagnosed, periodontal therapy is often the best route to ensuring that the condition is properly treated and reversed. All the treatments at Sycamore Hills Dentistry are ethical in nature, so we will only recommend periodontal therapy to those patients who truly need it. After we have reviewed the results of your comprehensive exam, we can begin treatment and restore full functionality to your mouth and smile.
Treatment for Periodontitis
When the tissue around the teeth becomes inflamed, causing the gums to detach from the teeth, the condition is known as periodontitis. Pocket reduction surgery is sometimes the best course of action, so that we can better carry out scaling and root planing. Without the treatment, your teeth can become loose and even fall out. This relatively minor treatment will prevent that and also correct inflammation of the gums.
If you are experiencing persistent inflammation of the gums, contact Sycamore Hills Dentistry to arrange a checkup. We will get to the bottom of the issue and advise you whether you need to undergo treatment for periodontitis. In some cases you may be suffering from gingivitis, which is much easier to treat so long as you attend Sycamore Hills Dentistry as soon as you realize there is a problem.
Deep Cleaning, Scaling and Root Planing
When left untreated, dental plaque hardens to tartar and builds up on the teeth causing problems for the gums. A professional deep cleaning removes all plaque and tartar from the teeth restoring them to health again. Special tools are used to remove the hard substances from the teeth. Then the roots are smoothed so that the gums can reattach to the teeth and healing can begin.
Contact Sycamore Hills Dentistry today to schedule a consultation about the potential of periodontal disease.