Gum Infection Therapy
What is Gum Infection Therapy?
Gum infection therapy is essential in helping to stop the spread of gum disease. Gum disease can eventually progress to the point of bone and tooth loss. To prevent it from getting to this stage, gum infection therapy in our clinical environment can be helpful. Therapy options include scaling and root planings, periodontal trays, laser treatment and other non-surgical treatments.
Why is Gum Infection Therapy needed?
Gum infection therapy is normally necessary if periodontal disease is present. With the help of a simple examination, we’ll measure the gum pockets around each tooth to check for signs of gum disease. Infected gums may appear red, swollen and irritated, and they may bleed when you brush or floss. Treating the infection is the first line of defense against it progressing.
What makes you a good candidate for Gum Infection Therapy?
If you have gum disease or gingivitis, you’re a good candidate for gum infection therapy. The goal of this therapy is to stop the spread of infection of the gums and help to restore your mouth to a healthy, clean state. Each patient will benefit from a different type of therapy option. We can create a special treatment plan just for you if you’re struggling with gum disease.
What happens during Gum Infection Therapy?
You’ll first come in for an examination so that we can check the health of your gums. This is done by measuring the gingival pockets around each tooth, allowing us to see how far the disease has been allowed to progress. From there, we’ll offer therapy options to help stop the spread of the disease as well as the underlying damage it has caused. Most often, we’ll recommend non-surgical options like periodontal trays or a scaling and root planing. Laser treatment is available to help remove infected gum tissue so that it is able to heal on its own.
If you are interested in gum infection therapy and would like to learn more about your treatment options, call our office today and our helpful staff members can further assist in answering your questions.