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The emphasis in our practice is conservative periodontal therapy. Many times, the early stages of periodontal disease are best treated with non-surgical techniques. These include specialized procedures that are designed to remove plaque and calculus below the gum line.
Even in most severe cases of periodontal disease, non-surgical periodontal therapy is essential. This is done so that the overall tissue quality is improved. Reassessment of gum health will then be performed to allow us to asses your need for any further treatment.
Treatment methods depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed. The first step is usually a series of thorough cleanings, sometimes called scaling and root planing. The tooth roots are treated to allow your gum tissues the opportunity to heal and reattach to the tooth
Antibiotics or irrigation with anti-microbials (chemical agents or mouth rinses) may be recommended to help control the growth of bacteria that cause gum disease.
If deep pockets remain after non-surgical treatment, you will not be able to control the buildup of plaque and tartar within them. Progression of the disease is likely if further treatment is not performed. The doctors will consult with you at this time and tailor a program of treatment that will allow you to achieve and maintain a better level of gum health.