What is Periodontal Therapy?

Periodontal therapy addresses various stages of gum disease. Periodontal therapy services can be tailored to meet your specific needs. It is imperative to visit the dentist at the first sign of gum disease. In most cases, if gum disease is caught early, patients may be able to receive conservative treatment to restore their gum health. When gum disease is left untreated, it can progress into a more aggressive infection which may comprise the health and function of the teeth, gums, and supporting bone structure.

At Skyline Family Dentistry, Dr. Gabriel Overholtzer offers personalized treatment plans that are designed to control disease-causing bacteria and to restore damage caused by the various stages of gum disease. If you are experiencing signs like bleeding gums, halitosis, swollen gums, or shifting teeth, be sure to visit our Bishop dentist office.

Common Periodontal Therapy Services

Periodontal therapy services may include surgical and non-surgical solutions for restoring your gum health. The type of treatment you receive will depend on the complexity of your case.

  • Scaling and Root Planing: Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning of the tissue above and below the gum line. Scaling and root planing is designed to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from infected areas.
  • Gum Grafting: If there is extensive damage to the gums, patients may need to undergo gum grafting to restore their gum health. If a patient has an adequate amount of healthy gum tissue, your dentist may use your healthy gum tissue for grafting. If a patient does not have an adequate amount of healthy gum tissue, your dentist will use a donor tissue.
  • Laser Therapy: Laser dentistry has revolutionized the world of periodontal therapy. A dentist may use dental lasers to gently remove diseased gum tissue. Laser dentistry offers superior benefits over traditional gum surgery. Laser dentistry reduces the risk of infection, promotes faster healing, and offers more precise results.
  • Dental Implant: As gum disease progresses, patients are at a higher risk of tooth and bone loss. Most dentists recommend dental implants as the preferred method for restoring lost teeth. Dental implants are designed to mimic the natural tooth root and create a stable foundation for a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge.

Schedule An Appointment

if you are expereicing any signs or symptoms of gum disease, be sure to visit Skyline Family Dentistry in Bishop, CA. To schedule an appointment, call (760) 810-4404 or request an appointment online.