Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in many American adults. Fortunately, it’s very easy to prevent, and starting treatment early can reverse the disease before it causes lasting damage. Hearthstone Dental Specialists gladly offers several periodontal non-surgical and surgical therapies for patients dealing with gum disease.
The Importance of Managing Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is an infection in the gums. It affects more than 3 million adults per year and can cause several problems when left untreated. If your gums are swollen, tender, or bleed when you brush and floss, it could signify that you have gum disease. It’s worth scheduling an appointment to get it treated before it progresses!
We may recommend surgery for patients with a serious gum infection. This type of treatment removes bacteria from beneath your gums and prevents future gum damage. Surgery can also reshape the bones that support your teeth so it can be easier to keep them clean.
Patients with advanced gum disease can undergo surgical treatments, such as:
- Flap surgery
- Soft tissue graft
- Regenerative procedures
- Bone grafting
Not all forms of periodontal disease require surgery to treat. If you catch it in its early stages, plenty of non-surgical methods can help reverse it. Options will vary for each person depending on their case. A few of the non-surgical therapies we may recommend are:
- Scaling and root planing
- Medication placement under the gum line
Are You in Need of Periodontal Non-Surgical or Surgical Therapy?
Ready to restore your gum health with periodontal therapy? Hearthstone Dental Specialists is dedicated to providing exceptional services for all patients so they can have a happy and healthy smile. Call us today to schedule your appointment!