Periodontal treatment is an investment in your health. Treating periodontal problems will help you achieve a healthy mouth and help prevent tooth loss and can improve your smile. In fact, with prompt treatment, proper home care, and regular dental visits, a great majority of patients can keep their teeth for a lifetime.
After evaluating your periodontal health, we will work with you to determine the treatment options that best meet your needs. If periodontal disease is the problem, the treatment can vary widely depending on how far the diseases have progressed. If caught in the early stages (gingivitis), simple procedures are done that will remove the plaque and tarter (calculus) from below the gum line and disrupt the infection-causing bacteria. If these diseases have advanced to the point where the periodontal pockets are deep and the supporting bone is lost, further treatment might be necessary.
Receding gums is another form of periodontal disease. It not only affects the health of your teeth, but can affect a person's smile by creating unnaturally "long" looking teeth. In many cases, if the recession is treated in a timely manner, the health and cosmetics of the teeth can be restored.