Effective Periodontal Treatment
If you have any form of periodontal disease, Drs. Fixari and their talented staff can get you back on track to a healthy and beautiful smile in no time. The type of periodontal treatment you receive will largely depend on the type and severity of your periodontal disease. We will determine the right course of treatment for you.
The earliest stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. If it is caught early, a thorough cleaning may be all that is needed. However, if your periodontal disease has progressed into periodontitis, a special deep cleaning called scaling and root planing will be necessary.
The space between your teeth and gums, called the sulcus, should be less than three millimeters deep. If it is deeper than this, you will need this special periodontal treatment to restore your teeth and gums to a healthy state.
How is Advanced Periodontal Treatment Performed?
- Anesthetic – A section of your mouth is numbed for the procedure
- Scaling – Tartar and plaque are removed from the teeth and around the gum line
- Root Planing – The root surface is smoothed down to prevent more plaque from adhering
Home Care for Periodontal Disease
- Brushing with an electronic toothbrush
- Rinsing with a medicated mouth wash
- Prescribed antibiotics if necessary
The goal is to help the sulcus shrink back to an appropriate depth. Controlling the infection is a vital part of the healing process. It is critical that you faithfully follow our dentist’s instructions to properly care for your teeth.
You don’t have to lose your teeth to periodontal disease. With regular visits to Fixari Family Dental and healthy habits like brushing, flossing, and a balanced diet, you can have a beautiful and healthy smile once again.