Periodontitis: Your Gums' Worst Enemy

Healthy gums are very important for healthy teeth.

 

Any inflammation of your gums or your periodonal apparatus (periodontitis)  can damage your bite and even cause you to lose teeth. To prevent this from happening, we take steps to stop the process, thus restoring your dental health for the long haul.

 

We check for signs of periodontitis during your six month cleaning- if we see signs, we will continue further with gentle probing to see if further treatment is needed.

 

Our periodontal treatment includes

  • A Deep Scale Cleaning: this removes bacteria and germs from underneath the edge of your gums that may not be removed during a regular cleaning.
  • Arestin: this is a local delivery of antibiotic that gives daily doses of treatment to help heal the tissue connection between your gum and teeth.