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GBT Prophies, Periodontal Maintenance, and Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy

We specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease.  We understand the importance of healthy gums in maintaining a beautiful smile and overall well-being, and we are committed to working with you to achieve oral health.

Our Prophy/Teeth Cleaning Services Include: 

  • Medical history review
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Periodontal screening and measure pocket depth
  • GBT removal biofilm and tartar
  • X-rays to aid in cavity and bone loss detection
  • Oral hygiene instructions to help reverse gingivitis or keep periodontal disease stable

What makes the Perio Maintenance appointments different is the added attention to the pockets where Periodontal Disease was present and treated. After evaluation we may recommend additional treatment or products to help keep everything stable.

Periodontal Treatment
Deep Dental Pockets

Health Implications of Deep Dental Pockets

Periodontal Disease is a chronic infection that deteriorates the gum tissue and bone that support your teeth.  With Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy and continued maintenance appointments it is possible to stabilize the disease process and maintain oral health. 

While tooth loss is typically the biggest concern associated with periodontal pockets, the infection poses a significant risk to your overall health. Active gum disease drastically increases the risk and severity of systemic health conditions like:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Infertility
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory illness
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

Seeing a dentist for periodontal treatment isn’t just important for your smile, it’s vital to your health. 

Questions & Answers About Periodontal Treatment

What is Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy?

Non-surgical periodontal therapy is the removal of plaque and calculus from above and below the gum line. It may also include oral medications and rinses to kill bacteria and aid in gum and bone healing.

What are the benefits of Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy?

Some potential benefits of non-surgical periodontal therapy include:

  • Eliminating the infection present
  • Controlling further infections and bone loss
  • Reducing swollen and bleeding gums
  • Reducing bad breath
  • Avoiding tooth loss
  • Decreasing the risk for diseases associated with periodontal disease such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Decreasing the risk of preterm low birth weight babies in pregnant women
Healthy vs Unhealthy Teeth
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