Treatment for Periodontitis
The good news is that periodontal disease is treatable with periodontal therapy. In many cases, the effects can be reversed or controlled to stop the disease from progressing. Our hygienists and Dr. Atencio at Atencio Family Dentistry can partner with you to begin effective periodontal therapy to treat your gum disease and protect your health. This starts with general dental treatment, such as a deep cleaning below the gum line to remove plaque and tartar, along with home treatments to continue healing your infected gums.
Deep Cleaning, Scaling and Root Planning
Depending on the severity of your periodontal disease, there are several treatments that can be effective in slowing or reversing the infection. Deep cleanings are the first step in mild or moderate cases of periodontitis. Deep cleaning combined with scaling and root planing can be used to get below the gum line and remove tartar and bacteria from between the gums and teeth, down to the root. Removing the cause of the infection can allow the gums to begin to heal and restore healthy tissue to protect your teeth and reduce your risk for further health issues.
Deep cleaning, scaling and root planing, along with regular dental checkups and home treatments, can effectively control and treat periodontal disease. Contact us today at Atencio Family Dentistry to schedule your appointment for a periodontal evaluation.