Periodontal Therapy – Marysville, WA
Restore Your Oral Health with Periodontal Therapy
Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is a common infection that affects the tissue and bone that support your teeth. While early signs of this condition are typically mild and can go unnoticed, untreated cases can result in severe consequences for both your oral health and your overall health. Your well-being is important to us, and we will perform in-depth periodontal evaluations and effective therapy when needed to ensure that your smile remains strong. Contact our local office today if you have any questions and want to schedule an appointment.
What is Periodontal Therapy?
Periodontal therapy in Marysville is performed when periodontitis is present, which is an advanced form of gum disease. The goal of this type of therapy is to restore your diseased gum tissue and prevent harmful bacteria and infection from spreading further to the bone, which can result in both bone and tooth loss.
There are different methods of periodontal therapy, but the most commonly used is scaling and root planing.
How Does Periodontal Therapy Work?
While more frequent teeth cleanings may be enough to combat gingivitis, patients who have progressed to the more advanced form will require more focused treatment. Scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning, are a common solution, which consists of our team using special instruments to remove plaque and bacteria from beneath the gum line (scaling).
We will also smooth and clean the roots of the teeth (root planing) to encourage your gum tissue to reattach to the tooth root and prevent infections from recolonizing over time and promote healing.
Benefits of Periodontal Therapy
If you are in need of periodontal therapy but are unsure of the benefits it provides, let us reassure you that your gum and overall oral health will be in better shape using this method of treatment. Some of the benefits you can expect include:
- Improved smile – While your teeth are an important part of your smile’s aesthetic, so are your gums. When your gums are just as healthy as your teeth, you can feel confident about your smile.
- Plaque and tartar removal – Although traditional six-month appointments are designed to remove plaque and tartar buildup, if you require periodontal therapy, you will be required to visit us more frequently to have these removed from your oral cavity. This means less time goes by with harmful bacteria building around your gums.
- No more bad breath – Halitosis, also known as bad breath, is a key symptom of gum disease. Removing bad bacteria, plaque, and tartar each time you visit, this will eliminate your bad breath and instead, give you a fully refreshed feeling.
Symptoms That Indicate the Need for Periodontal Therapy
If you are unsure whether you have periodontal disease or not, it is always best to seek the expertise of your dentist. Our team can easily identify problem areas and determine if you are a qualified candidate for periodontal therapy.
Some of the most common symptoms associated with periodontal disease include:
- Tender gums that are red in color
- Puffy or inflamed gums
- Gums that bleed when brushing or flossing
- Bad breath
- Receding gums or teeth that appear longer
- Deep pocket formations between your teeth and gums
- Changes in your bite
- Loose teeth