Periodontal Treatment

Gum (or periodontal) disease includes a number of conditions caused by bacterial infections of the soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth within the jawbones. The disease can cause tissue and bone to be destroyed, and can lead to tooth loss.

A combination of professional treatment and your efforts can stop the progression of gum disease and prevent further tissue destruction. Depending on the stage of gum disease, treatment ranges from a thorough cleaning to sophisticated types of periodontal surgery, many of which can be performed right here at Love Your Smile Dental Care.

Treatment at any stage of periodontal disease can make your gums healthier. Some people assume that losing teeth is a natural part of aging, but if you work with your dental professional to keep your gums healthy, you should be able to keep your teeth for a lifetime.

The main goals of periodontal treatment are to:

  • Eliminate the bacterial infections that cause gum disease
  • Control the inflammatory process that is responsible for destruction of the tissues anchoring the teeth to the jawbones
  • Create a healthy periodontal environment that is easy for you and your dental professional to maintain

At Love Your Smile, our staff can help you to identify the symptoms and prepare a treatment plan to bring your gums back to a healthy condition, and give you the tools to maintain that level of health at home.

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