Often times, periodontal disease can be addressed with non-surgical procedures, depending on the stage it is at.
Also referred to as scaling and root planing, or deep cleaning, the non-surgical gum treatment is a careful cleaning, or series of cleanings of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus from deep periodontal pockets, where the tooth brush and floss cannot reach, and is a very effective way to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins. Non-surgical gum treatment is often followed by adjunctive therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.
Most periodontists agree that after non-surgical gum treatment, many patients do not require any further active treatment. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy, and enhanced home care to sustain good oral health.
Please contact our office to book an appointment and find out more about these procedures.