Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy

Gum disease is the one thing our dentists we’re always sure to remind us about. Of course, that’s the reason I always heed their advice to make flossing a regular part of my daily teeth cleaning routine. What happens, though, if you don’t floss? Well, in this article we’ll be discussing exactly what periodontal disease, and your options to correct it, returning your mouth to its healthy state. Before you can decide which treatment option is best for you, it is always wisest to discuss with your dentist. Periodontal therapy in Lompoc, CA can be the answer you’ve been looking for!

What is Periodontal Disease?

In the simplest terms, periodontal disease is an infection of the tissue that holds your teeth in place. In some cases, however, the infection might not exclusively live in the gums. It can also reside in the cementum that covers the root, the periodontal ligament, and the alveolar bone. Most times we see it manifested in its earliest form known as gingivitis.

What Are Your Treatment Options?

With so many different techniques out in the dental world, it is imperative you know all of your options from the start. Below you’ll see some things to contemplate for your impending dental surgical treatment.

  • Root planing and scaling – This treatment involves cleaning down to the roots of the tooth using an ultrasonic tool as opposed to the traditional scraper.
  • Surgical treatment – There are a few options when it comes to the surgical world of gum disease care that include pocket reduction surgery, bone grafts, soft tissue grafts, and guided tissue regeneration.

Don’t hesitate! Get your gum therapy done with a surgical dentist near you, in Lompoc, CA!

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