Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontitis, or gum disease, is an active disease process in your mouth. It is very common and, if not treated, will result in tooth loss.

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Gum Disease

Gum Disease is caused when bacteria colonize above or below the gum line, resulting in chronic inflammation. As a result of the inflammation, the body begins to destroy gum and bone tissue, which can cause teeth to shift, decay, or completely fall out. In addition, the bacteria may travel through the bloodstream and infect other parts of the body, causing even more health problems.

Debridement

Periodontal Maintenance

Scaling and Root Planing

Prophy vs. SRP

Prophy vs. Perio Maintenance

Deep Cleaning

To protect your teeth and overall health, regular periodontal maintenance is essential. The dentist can clean all the way down to the bottom of the pocket of the tooth where the most harmful bacteria reside. This deep cleaning is necessary for avoiding or halting gum disease and gingivitis. The dentist can also look for other causes of plaque, such as loose crowns or fillings and use x-rays to check for bone loss.

Gum Disease Prevention

Although periodontitis may not cause any pain initially, it’s important not to ignore other warning signs, such as bad breath, loose teeth, stains, and tartar build up. Make sure to mention any such symptoms to the dentist and always schedule your six-month checkups. Prevention is critical to avoiding gum disease and, if you already have periodontitis, regular maintenance is vital for keeping it at bay.

 

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Dear Patients, Our office will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th.

We will return to normal business hours on Monday, November 30th at 8:00 am

If you have an emergency, and are a patient of record, please call 865-816-6327. We will return your call as soon as possible.

Thank you, Town Creek Family Dentistry