Also known as gum disease, it is a chronic infection that can become painful and destroy the bone that supports your teeth. Eventually, so much bone may be lost that your teeth will become loose, and in severe cases, have to removed. Periodontal disease cannot be cured, it can only be maintained.
- Scaling and Root Planing : this procedure removes plaque, tartar, and bacterial toxins from the tooth surfaces below the gum line. To keep patients comfortable, we usually numb the area beforehand. View the video below from the American Dental Association about this type of gum treatment.
- Frequent appointments every 3-4 months (“periodontal maintenance” appointments)
- In some more severe cases, we will recommend a referral to a gum specialist. (Periodontist)
We do not recommend delaying treatment because although periodontal disease is incurable, it is still treatable. Our goal with periodontal treatment at Door Creek Dental is to help you save your smile.
If you have been experiencing any or all of the symptoms mentioned above, CALL 608-222-8080 OR CLICK TODAY TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT.