Our team will evaluate your gums for periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment based on our clinical findings.
At Clearview Family Dentistry, we want to start with the least invasive procedure first. The least invasive procedure for treating gum disease or periodontitis is scaling and root planning, and it is the first step towards stabilizing your gum health. If more extensive treatment is needed, we will refer you to our local periodontist (gum specialist).
Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy
If you have periodontal (gum) disease, a normal cleaning might not be adequate to address your oral health needs.
The beginning stage of gum disease, gingivitis, can often be treated with thorough cleanings and improved home care efforts. However, when gum disease progresses to the periodontitis stage, non-surgical periodontal therapy (formally known as scaling and root planing) may be necessary to treat your periodontal needs. This noninvasive procedure is performed to stop gum disease from causing further damage in your mouth by removing built-up tartar (calculus) and plaque from under the gumline. Our team uses specialized instruments and highly skilled techniques to smooth and clean the surfaces of your teeth allowing your gums to heal and stabilize.
If you have been diagnosed with periodontal or gum disease, maintenance is crucial for stable gum health.
Our team will discuss with you the appropriate interval of periodontal maintenance you need to maintain a stable periodontium, typically every 3-4 months.