Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy
What is Non-Surgical Perio Therapy?
Non-surgical periodontal therapy is designed to help prevent the spread of gum disease, as well as put a stop to gum damage. Periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss, so taking a proactive approach to treating it can help to save your smile. While there are many surgical options for periodontal disease, there are also many highly effective non-surgical choices available. These include scaling and root planings, periodontal trays, and laser therapy.
Why is Non-Surgical Perio Therapy needed?
Most often, periodontal therapy is needed if gum disease is present. We can determine if you have gum disease with a simple checkup. This involves measuring the gums to check for gingival pockets that naturally form as gum disease progresses. Bacteria and debris is able to get into these pockets and infect the gums, resulting in eventual bone and tooth loss.
What makes you a good candidate for Non-Surgical Perio Therapy?
Non-surgical treatment of gum disease is preferred by many patients because it’s effective, and much less invasive than surgical treatment. Patients who wouldn’t otherwise be able to have surgery will benefit from non-surgical options because these treatments require minimal recovery time. However, non-surgical periodontal therapy is only suitable if gum disease is present. We can help to assess the health of your gums with an examination.
What can be expected with Non-Surgical Perio Therapy?
You’ll come in for a complete exam and consultation to discuss your gum disease treatment. Gum infection therapy is performed by our hygienists, who work to comfortably remove hardened plaque, tartar, and bacteria and bacterial biofilm from the gum pockets to restore overall health of the soft tissue. Periodontal trays are worn at home and deliver medication deep into these gum pockets, helping to stop the progression of bacteria and infection.
If you have periodontal disease and are looking for non-surgical treatment, call our office today and we’ll help in answering any of your questions.