We screen and asses twice a year your periodontal health. According to AAP,periodontal (gum) disease is a leading cause of tooth loss and may be associated with other chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease.
Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. It causes the gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily. There is usually little or no discomfort at this stage. Gingivitis is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene. Gingivitis is reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care. Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis
In our office we provide non surgical periodontal treatment for periodontal disease. In addition to scaling and root planning and local delivery antimicrobials, we are also providing the latest conservative periodontal therapy that uses a soft tissue laser. The diode laser gently disinfects the tissue. The laser treatment interrupts the bacterial destruction of the tissue and bone and gives the gingival pocket a chance to heal. This treatment involves repeated visits.
Non-surgical periodontal treatment does have its limitations.In the case of an advanced periodontal disease we closely work with a periodontist that offers surgical treatment to these advanced cases and we continue to maintain the results through the periodontal maintenance program.