Periodontal Therapy

If you are suffering from periodontal disease, you are not alone. Many people experience some variation of periodontal or gum disease during their adult lifetime. Because everyone is at risk for this disease, brushing and flossing alongside general dentistry treatments are vital to keep you healthy. Because the pain at the onset of gum disease is minimal, it is often left untreated. Untreated periodontal disease can result in major damage to the soft tissue and bone structure inside your mouth. The worst case scenario is tooth loss. If you are concerned about your oral health care, taking action now to stop any further infection can help.

Gum disease is caused by harmful bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria mingle with mucus and food particles forming a sticky, glue-like paste called plaque. Routinely brushing and flossing can hinder the build-up of plaque, keeping tartar to a minimum. But, for those who have an abundance of plaque, left alone the plaque hardens, turning into tartar that brushing cannot clean. Only by visiting with a dental professional can tartar be remedied. Additionally, the longer this harmful bacterium lingers on the teeth, the more prevalent and harmful they can become, often resulting in gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Treatment for Periodontitis

If left untreated, gingivitis turns into periodontitis. With this disease, the gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets that become easily infected, leading to worsening symptoms of infection in the mouth and gums. The treatment for periodontitis provides patients with relief from painful infections. The caring dental professionals at Park Slope Dental Arts understand how stressful dental procedures can be. We work closely with our patients to provide information regarding the treatment to help alleviate any stress or anxiety. The treatment for periodontitis is designed to stop any further damage and it is necessary to improve your oral health.

Deep Cleaning, Scaling and Root Planing

To ensure all of the tartar and plaque buildup is removed, specific tools are utilized to provide relief from gum disease. Scaling and root planing are common methods used with periodontal disease. Scaling involves scraping tartar from above and below the gum line. Root planing is the process of removing rough spots where germs gather, removing the bacteria that contribute to the disease. At Park Slope Dental Arts, we offer advanced dental technology and equipment to provide clients with gentle, yet the best possible care. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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