Posts for tag: Periodontal Therapy

By Franklin L. Gordon, Jr., D.D.S., M.S., M.S.
October 24, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Have you been diagnosed with gum disease? Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is an infection of the structures around the Dentistteeth. A range of treatments is used to reverse or stop gum disease. In the early stages of periodontal disease, treatment usually involves non-surgical procedures. However, in more advanced stages, surgery from your periodontist may be needed. Dr. Frank Gordon, Jr., who is located in Flint, MI, offers non-surgical periodontal therapy to the patients he serves. Read on to learn about four non-surgical treatment options for gum disease.

Antibiotics/Antimicrobials: Antibiotic or antimicrobial treatments can be used alone or in combination with other therapies to reduce or eliminate the bacteria associated with periodontal disease. Antibiotics are taken by mouth or placed under the gums to treat periodontal disease.

Scaling and Root Planing: Deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease. This procedure from your periodontist in Flint, MI, removes plaque and tartar deposits on the teeth and root surfaces. Scaling and root planing helps to reduce pocket depths and heal gum tissue. In most cases, gum disease can be reversed with a deep cleaning addition to continued daily cleanings at home.

Periodontal Maintenance: Periodontal maintenance involves a cleaning that is deeper than a regular cleaning in a dental office. People with a history of gum disease need deep cleanings because periodontal pockets have developed. Pockets are spaces between the gums and teeth where dental plaque and calculus form. If new or recurring gum disease appears, additional diagnostic and treatment procedures must be considered.

Gingival Irrigation: After your dental provider has completed your scaling and root planing treatment, they may use in-office gingival irrigation to deliver antimicrobials below the gum line. The primary purpose of gingival irrigation is to reduce the amount of bacteria from the between the teeth and under the gum line, therefore lessening the severity of gum disease.

Ready to take charge of your oral health? You need to take control! Call your periodontist at (810) 230-0990 today to schedule a dental consultation in Flint, MI. We will help you reverse gum disease once and for all. You will experience exemplary service and state-of-the-art care at Franklin L. Gordon, Jr., D.D.S., M.S.



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