Did you know that over half of people over thirty have some level of periodontitis or gum disease? This number only increases as you get older. It is nothing to be ashamed of but it is a medical condition that needs to be treated with general dentistry. Left unchecked, periodontitis can damage the tissues and bone in your jaw and lead to tooth loss. It can also put you at higher risk for serious health condition like cancer and heart problems. Our team at Amber Hills Dental is here to help you combat gum disease with effective periodontal therapy.
Gum Infection Treatment
When you have moderate to severe periodontitis (gum infection), your gums have become infected. The gums begin receding from your teeth as they are inflamed, creating pockets or gaps between the gums and teeth roots. This leads to more bacteria growth in these warm, isolated pockets and progression of the gum infection. To stop the cycle, you need gum infection treatment. Gum infection treatment (scaling and root planing) can remove the tartar and bacteria, but until those pockets close, you are at risk of having more plaque and tartar form in these deep areas. We can offer medications that can help manage your gum infection and help your gums heal between visits to our office for treatments.
Scaling and Root Planing
This method goes beneath the gum line to scale away any tartar that is on the tooth root. The planing process smooths the root, allowing for the gum tissue to regenerate and heal. Since we need to go beneath the gum line, we use anesthesia during these treatments to ensure there is no pain.
Periodontitis (gum infection) can be stopped from causing you further dental problems with treatment. Our periodontal therapy options at Amber Hills Dental are the best way to stop this disease and protect your smile and overall health. Contact our dental practice today for an appointment and start restoring your oral health.