Gum disease treatment, also known as periodontal therapy is used to treat periodontal (gum) disease and is diagnosed during a periodontal examination during a regular dental check-up.
Gum Disease Stages
The Steps of Gum Disease Treatment
If you come into Park Avenue Dental, there are a series of steps that we take to help you determine if you are in need of gum disease treatment:
- Diagnosis: Many people are unaware of the presence of gum disease until it has advanced, so a diagnosis through regular screenings enables us to provide an effective treatment to avoid tooth loss.
- Treatment: If the disease has only progressed to the gingivitis stage, our dentists will suggest scheduling one or two regular cleanings. We will also offer advice on how to prevent the spread of gum disease with better dental hygiene habits and additional teeth cleanings. If your gum disease is more advanced, our hygienists will deep clean infected roots of the teeth to remove toxins.
- Maintenance: Maintenance after treatment is extremely important. Regular periodontal cleaning appointments include teeth polishing, an oral cancer screening, an examination of tooth decay, existing restorations, and any diagnostic x-rays that need to be taken, and updated oral hygiene recommendations.
Gum Disease Treatment at Park Avenue Dental
At Park Avenue Dental, a standard component of the routine checkups we provide is screening for periodontal disease. We can also help you restore your teeth with the proper application of preventative methods, treatments, and maintenance. To learn more about gum disease treatments or to schedule a cleaning, contact Park Avenue Dental today!