What is Periodontal Treatment?
Periodontal treatment is a highly effective way to manage and maintain gum health. This includes the prevention of receding gums, bone loss around teeth roots, sensitive or exposed nerves in your mouth that can lead to tooth sensitivity or pain when eating hot foods like soup or coffee.
This therapy slows down the progression of periodontitis by stopping bacteria from attaching below the gum line on dental surfaces where they thrive best with inflammation present which causes more destruction than it does without infection at all (as opposed to other forms of decay).
What are the benefits?
Periodontal treatment is an investment in your health. Treating periodontal problems will help you achieve a healthy mouth and help prevent tooth loss. In fact, with prompt treatment, proper home care, and regular dental visits, a great majority of patients will keep their teeth for a lifetime.
How is it done?
Our Hamamoto Dentistry team removes the plaque through a deep-cleaning method called scaling and root planing. Scaling means scraping off the tartar from above and below the gum line. Root planing eliminates rough spots on the tooth root where the germs gather, helping to remove bacteria that contribute to the disease.