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Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy

When it comes to the health of your gums, you will find excellent care at our practice. We strongly value the importance of detecting gum disease and treating it at its earliest stages. Periodontal disease is a serious condition that can produce consequences beyond your oral health. In fact, gum disease has been linked to many overall health problems, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and premature birth. Fortunately, if gum disease is treated early with general dentistry, patients can avoid these complications as well as benefit from more conservative treatment methods. Visiting us for a routine dental exam is the best way to detect early warning signs of periodontal disease. At Tuscany Dental Care, we watch for receding gums, swollen gums or bleeding gums and treat them promptly.

Depending on the stage and severity of your periodontal disease, Dr. Duque will recommend the most effective treatment option. We offer a variety of modern methods to eliminate the infection within the gums and protect the future health of your smile. In most cases of early gum disease, Dr. Duque is able perform dental scaling and root planing to effectively manage your condition before it threatens your health.

Treatment for Periodontitis or Gum Disease

To facilitate our mission to provide high quality and comfortable dental care, we offer the latest, minimally invasive treatments for periodontitis. As gum disease progresses, deep pockets form within the gums, which harbor bacteria and lead to the detachment of the gums from the tooth root. This may eventually lead to tooth loss if not properly addressed. During periodontitis treatment, we carefully and thoroughly clean the deep pockets of gum tissue, which eliminates bacteria and promotes the reattachment of bone and connective tissue. In serious cases of gum disease, surgical intervention may be needed to effectively restore gum health.

Deep Cleaning, Scaling and Root Planing

Dental scaling and root planing is the procedure of choice for early stages of gum disease, or gingivitis. This is often referred to as a “deep cleaning” and it is the most conservative and effective method for treating gingivitis. A scaling and root planing may involve handheld tools and/or ultrasonic cleaning devices to remove plaque and tartar from the root surfaces of your teeth, along the gum line and within the deep periodontal pockets. This eradicates the bacteria that cause the inflammation and infection found in gum disease. At Tuscany Dental Care, you can trust that our deep cleaning methods are safe and comfortable. Dr. Duque always takes the time to explain the condition of your gums so that you understand your gum disease treatment plan.

Let us stop the progression of gum disease before it is too late. Contact Tuscany Dental Care today to schedule a scaling and root planing or to learn more about our advanced treatment options for periodontitis.