Periodontal Disease Treatment
Fifty percent of all adults have some form of periodontal disease, often without realizing it.
Periodontal disease is chiefly responsible for adult tooth loss, bleeding gums, bad breath, and receding gums. The truth is, it is easily prevented with proper hygiene, routine home care, and professional treatment. If diagnosed in its early stages, periodontal disease treatments are easier, less invasive and more effective.
If treatment is needed, the first option includes root planing, scaling, and deep cleaning below the gum line to remove harmful bacteria. These deposits must be removed so that the gingival tissue can heal. If not properly treated, the deposits and bacteria will continue to cause more damage to the bone, tissue, and teeth, leading to the loss of teeth, the bone that supports your teeth, or to even more serious health problems down the road.