Periodontal Therapy Fair Haven VT
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum Disease Treatment | Periodontal therapy restores infected gum tissue to avoid tooth loss. Gum disease, or periodontitis, is a bacterial infection that if left untreated can lead to tooth loss and damaged gums. During a dental examination, we will check your gums for signs of gum disease, like swelling or pus, and suggest treatments. Let us know if you have noticed bleeding, gum tenderness, or loose teeth. Sometimes, patients have gum disease without realizing it. Schedule an exam to find out today! Also, you will learn techniques to maintain proper gum health.
Periodontal therapy can be surgical and non-surgical depending on your needs. Your treatment can include:
Scaling and Root Planing - A deep cleaning procedure that removes plaque and tartar from under the gum tissue using a scaler and an ultrasonic tool.
Gum Grafting - Lost gum tissue can happen as a result of gum disease. It can be restored by adding gum grafts to the affected area.
Periodontal Plastic Surgery - Your gums can become damaged from periodontal disease. Periodontal plastic surgery reshapes gums that have been affected.
Periodontal Laser Treatment - This procedure removes diseased and unhealthy gum tissue. It also offers quicker recovery time and less discomfort.
Crown Lengthening Surgery - A tooth that is covered in gum tissue can be exposed with this procedure. Exposing the tooth helps for a dental crown application. Some patients also choose this for cosmetic reasons.
Dental Implants - Tooth loss can occur from gum disease and dental implants are one way of replacing missing teeth. The titanium tooth root is inserted beneath the gum line and into the jawbone. Once healed, a dental crown is placed on top.
How can I prevent gum disease?
Preventing gum disease begins with at-home dental care. Brush and floss as recommended. Visit us for your routine dental examinations and cleanings. Another way to manage your oral health is with a proper diet. Avoid sugar and tobacco use.
Let’s examine your gums and avoid potential tooth loss!
Healthy gums are part of preserving your smile. Contact us with questions and learn how to prevent tooth loss and maintain your gum health. Schedule an exam today! Call (802) 265-3604 or book online.
Why Choose Us
- Personalized, Gentle Care
- Where You Are Treated Like Family
- One Year Advanced Education in General Dentistry
- New Patients Welcome
- Over 20 Years Of Experience
- Quality Comprehensive Dentistry