Periodontal Gum Therapy
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy in Austin TX
Periodontal disease is very common among adults. Many people have some form of the gum disease that destroys the tissues that support the teeth. Periodontal disease ranges from simple gum inflammation to serious forms of the disease that result in major damage to the soft tissue and bones that support the teeth. At Austin City Dental, our periodontal therapy is performed by periodentists who are skilled in preventing, diagnosing, and providing periodontal disease therapy, and placing dental implants. In the Austin area there isn’t a better choice for gum disease therapy.
Non-surgical periodontal therapy removes plaque and calculus by controlling the growth of bacteria and by treating conditions that encourage gum disease. This type of dental therapy procedure may be all that’s needed, especially when gum disease is caught early. You may alsoneed to have certain procedures taken care of before periodontal therapy can begin, such as replacing worn fillings that can accumulate plaque.
Gum Disease Solutions in Austin
One of the most effective ways to treat gum disease is periodontal scaling and root planning. Periodental scaling is a type of cleaning that removes plaque and calculus from the teeth at and slightly below the gum line. “Root planning” smoothes the root surface, so the supportive tissue can better re-attach to the tooth surface. For this procedure, a local anesthetic may be utilized. Also, because bacteria cause periodontal disease, our periodentist may prescribe, which may be in pill form or a powder that is applied directly to the infected area. We may also prescribe an antibacterial mouth rinse to help control bacterial levels and improve healing. If conventional therapy is not successful, you may be a candidate for a more advanced dental procedure and possibly referral to a periodontal specialist.
At Austin City we consult with every patient in order for them to make the best decision regarding gum health.