You may not realize it, but most Americans experience some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the supportive tissues of the mouth. If left untreated, it can cause tooth loss, bleeding gums, receding gums, and bad breath. Let Dr.’s Bruce and Wintzell assess your periodontal health and perform the appropriate treatment if needed. Enjoy healthy gums, healthy supportive tissue, and a healthy smile once again.
Non Surgical Periodontal Treatment
Dental Professionals on Whitesburg offers patients several options in non surgical periodontal therapy. These alternatives include scaling and root planing as well as antimicrobial irrigation followed by supportive periodontal maintenance visits. Periodontal treatment is an important element in the prevention of gum disease and should be part of your dental plan. We will be glad to assess your teeth and gums in order to recommend appropriate periodontal treatment.
Ultrasonic Periodontal Treatment
Advancements in periodontal dentistry have provided several options in controlling and preventing gum disease. One of those advancements is Ultrasonic Periodontal Treatment. This treatment option controls plaque and other bacteria associated with periodontal disease in a more comfortable fashion than scaling and planing. Equipped with Ultrasonic Periodontal technology, we will develop a plan designed to prevent gum disease and promote excellent oral hygiene.
Among the many options for periodontal treatment is Antimicrobial Irrigation. This is a technique designed to prevent and control periodontal disease. Antimicrobial Irrigation consists of a liquid solution that is applied to the gums on a scheduled basis. When combined with regular dental hygiene visits, Antimicrobial Irrigation can significantly improve patients’ oral health and combat the effects of periodontal disease.
Localized Antibiotic Therapy
Localized antibiotic therapy involves placing antibiotics into the pocket beside the tooth after a thorough cleaning allowing the antibiotic to reach the area of infection. Periodontal disease can be controlled by lowering the harmful effects of related bacteria, thus preserving the health of periodontal tissue. When this option is recommended, we will provide an evaluation of your oral tissue and prescribe the appropriate antibiotic treatment.
Systemic Antibiotic Therapy
Can be used for patients with generalized periodontitis. Taken daily by mouth. Systemic antibiotic therapy is a low-dose antibiotic that targets collagenase. Collagenase is the tissue destructive enzymes that are overproduced in the body in response to inflammation caused by bacterial infection.