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Periodontal therapy

Periodontal “gum” disease is a major infection caused by a buildup of bacteria found in plaque. It can cause extensive damage to the gum tissue and eventually teeth, resulting in overall poor dental hygiene. However, periodontal therapy can help diminish consequences of periodontal disease by treating it in the early stages.

What treatments does periodontal therapy include?

Periodontal therapy is a more conservative option when it comes to treating gum disease. This involves seeing a periodontist for professional cleanings. If appropriate, during a deep cleaning (scaling and root planing), plaque and tartar build up will be removed. Medicated mouth rinses and an electric toothbrush can also help ward off worsening conditions.

Why is periodontal health important?

Advanced gum disease can cause an array of general health issues. Plaque and tartar build up can eventually damage the supporting bones for your teeth. While the signs can be subtle as it progresses, poor periodontal health can perpetuate existing issues like diabetes and heart conditions.

If you are concerned about the state of your periodontal health, or simply are in want of more information, please contact our experienced staff at Country Isles Dental.