Did you know that over 75% of Americans suffer from periodontal disease? Most people aren’t even aware that they have it.
Periodontal treatments depend on the type of the gum disease and its severity. If the disease is detected early and no damage has been done to the supporting structures of your teeth, you may simply need a professional dental cleaning. Sometimes a deeper cleaning called scaling or root planing is needed. In this treatment, the dentist removes plaque and tartar down to the bottom of each periodontal pocket.
If it is bad enough where a deep cleaning doesn’t work, periodontal surgery might be needed. Surgery will allow the dentist to remove tartar and plaque from hard-to-reach areas. Then the gums are stitched into place to hug the teeth tightly. Surgery can reduce pocket depth and make it easier to keep your teeth clean.
Surgery can also be done to repair any damaged bone that is caused by gum disease. In this procedure, the bone is rebuilt or reshaped.
If you think that you have gum disease and want to get rid of it effectively, visit Fine Arts Dentistry in Matthews to get the best treatment for periodontal diseases. Our experienced and friendly dentists have the knowledge, skills, and expertise to resolve your concern. Our goal is to give you a healthy and beautiful smile.