Periodontal Therapy to Treat Gum Disease
What do you do if you’re suffering from serious gum disease? At Crown Hill Dentistry in Clinton, Indiana, we can perform non-surgical periodontal therapy to clear away infection and stop the deterioration of your gums and jaw bone. That’s right. Gum disease can lead to bone deterioration if left untreated, and that’s just one big reason that you should pursue periodontal therapy at our office if you’re suffering with this serious – and all-too-common – oral health problem.
Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss. It can contribute to and exacerbate problems with diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and other systemic health problems. When you visit our office for your regular dental checkups and cleanings, we’ll check for signs of gum disease: bleeding gums, tender or red gums, bad breath, pus around the gums, loosening teeth, receding gums, and other symptoms. Then, once we have a positive diagnosis, we can lay out a treatment plan that includes complete periodontal therapy.
Non-surgical periodontal therapy involves deep cleaning and detoxifying below the gum line, where plaque and tartar can hide and cause infection. The process includes scaling and root planning; scaling is the process of removing all infection-causing agents from hard-to-reach areas, and root planing actually involves smoothing the tooth roots to make it harder for plaque and bacteria to cling below the gum line.
To protect your smile from permanent damage from gum disease, contact Crown Hill Dentistry in Clinton, Indiana for a checkup and exam. If you notice any symptoms of gum disease – even ones that seem mild – please come and see us for a periodontal exam. Our team offers Clinton and surrounding areas access to periodontal therapy and other treatments so that we can promote your complete good health.