What is Periodontal Therapy?

Periodontal therapy is a type of dental treatment that focuses on diagnosing and treating disease that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. It involves a variety of procedures to prevent the progression of the disease, create a situation that you can maintain, and present the function of the teeth.

Why is Periodontal Therapy important?

Are you experiencing symptoms of gum disease such as redness, swelling, or bleeding of the gums, bad breath, or loose teeth? Periodontal therapy may be necessary to treat your gum disease and stop it from progressing. It may also be recommended if you have a family history of gum disease, smoke, or have other risk factors that increase your likelihood of developing gum disease.

Who is a candidate for Periodontal Therapy?

Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of gum disease or has risk factors for gum disease may be a candidate for periodontal therapy. This includes individuals who smoke, have a family history of gum disease, or have certain medical conditions that increase their risk for developing gum disease.

What happens during the Periodontal Therapy procedure?

During the periodontal therapy procedure, your dentist will first assess the extent of your gum disease and determine the best course of treatment. This may involve deep cleaning of the gums and teeth, called scaling and root planing, or other procedures designed to remove bacteria and other irritants, allowing the healing of the gums. Dr. Pope may also recommend certain lifestyle changes or medications to help prevent the progression of gum disease and improve your oral health.

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