Periodontal therapy is a general dentistry treatment that is used to restore the gums to optimal health. At Riverwood Dental, we educate patients on the importance of caring for their gums, as these tissues are responsible for supporting the teeth. They can influence the health of your body when they are diseased or infected. Our Cumberland dental office proudly offers some of the most advanced periodontal therapies available. We utilize state-of-the-art dental technology and carry specialized skill in treating the gums. Whether you have early symptoms of gingivitis or signs of advanced periodontitis, you can trust our team to provide comfortable, efficient and rewarding periodontal care.
Gum Infection Treatment
When excess bacteria and plaque buildup and linger on and around your teeth, the gum tissues can become infected. Just like any infection in your body, proper and timely treatment is important. Gum infection may begin as red, puffy or bleeding gums. However, left untreated, the infection can irritate the gum tissues as well as destroy the underlying bone that anchors your teeth. This is why gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. If you are concerned about the health of your gums, please schedule a visit with our skilled dentist so that we can eradicate the infection and restore the condition of your gums.
Scaling and Root Planing
Most cases of mild to moderate gum disease can be successfully treated with a deep dental cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing. During this painless procedure, we will use a combination of ultrasonic cleaning methods and handheld tools to remove plaque, tartar and bacteria beneath the gum line. Next, we will smooth and polish the surface of the base of the teeth in order to encourage the gums to reattach. When deep pockets of gum tissue are not addressed, more bacteria is harbored and a worsening infection is likely to occur. Your scaling and root planing treatment may be performed in two visits so that we can focus on specific quadrants of your mouth at a time.
If you are looking for a trusted dentist who specializes in periodontal therapy for all ages, contact Riverwood Dental today. We are known for our superior, patient-centered care in an environment that feels like home. Tending to your gums can be one of the most meaningful steps you can take for your oral health and overall health.