Periodontal Treatments for Gum Disease
Gum disease is an oral infection that begins with bleeding gums but quickly progresses to gum recession and the loss of tooth and bone. There are several treatments for gum disease, depending upon the severity of your infection.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning that allows us to remove bacteria and plaque from beneath the gum line and reduce the size of your periodontal pockets. It is a noninvasive gum disease treatment that is recommended when the infection is mild to moderate.
Osseous / Flap Surgery
Osseous/flap surgery is a periodontal surgery that addresses moderate to severe gum disease. With this method, our doctors can clean the plaque and bacteria from the tooth roots, smooth the bone, and surgically remove excess periodontal tissue.
Periodontal maintenance maintains the health of your gums after you have had treatment for periodontal disease. These deep cleanings are typically scheduled every three to four months.