The best decision regarding your treatment option can be made after a full mouth examination and any necessary tests or X-rays. However, common options may include the following:
- Non-surgical treatments, such as scaling and root planing (a careful, deep cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and bacterial toxins) with locally applied antibiotics, may be the most appropriate treatment for those with early-stage periodontal disease.
- Periodontal surgery may be necessary in more extensive cases, in which the disease has had time to progress and has done quite a bit of damage to your gums and tissues.
- Dental implants are a treatment option if the disease has progressed to the point where a patient has lost a tooth; and implants can provide the look, feel, and functionality of a real tooth.
Periodontal disease is a serious condition, and we want you to have the facts about the risks, warning signs, and treatments. We believe that educating our patients is one of the most important things that we can do to help you have a healthy smile.
If you have questions or would like to make an appointment to talk with us about your concerns, call us today!