How is periodontal disease treated?
Periodontal disease is a serious medical condition involving an infection in your gums and possibly in your bone. The consequences of non-treatment can include tooth loss and even complications of serious systemic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
Periodontal disease can be reversible if treated early, so it is always our goal to make sure you are getting the right care to keep your gums healthy. If we see something that requires your attention, we will let you know right away.
Treatment of periodontal disease ranges based on the severity of your infection. At Dr. Drower’s office, we provide deep dental cleanings to help your gums heal. Deep dental cleanings, called root planing and scaling, gently removes plaque and bacteria below the gum line and sterilizes the area so that your gums can heal properly.
Occasionally it may be necessary for oral rinses or for an antibiotic agent to be placed in deep pocketing to assist in healing. Your home care also plays an important part in the successful treatment of periodontal disease and Dr. Drower or our dental hygienist will discuss techniques to benefit you.
At Dr. Sean Drower’s office, your periodontal treatment will be tailored to your specific condition. We are committed to helping you get back on track to good health and wellness.