What is periodontal treatment?

Periodontal treatment may include several types of dental treatment. The goal of periodontal treatment is to treat periodontal disease.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria in plaque. When the space between the teeth and gums becomes filled with plaque, bacteria, and tartar, the gum tissue may begin to recede from the tooth structure. Untreated periodontal disease can lead to loss of the gum tissue, teeth, and supporting bone.

How do you treat periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease must be treated by your dentist. If the disease is caught in the early stages, known as gingivitis, regular dental cleanings and improved at-home dental care can often restore your oral health. If the disease has progressed further, however, you may need a more extensive type of treatment. Our knowledgeable dentist may recommend scaling and root planing, which are deep cleanings used to remove bacteria and infected gum tissue to encourage the growth of healthy gum tissue. Dr. Anthony Shaia is pleased to provide high-quality treatment for gum disease in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, to restore the health of your smile.

If your gums are swollen, red, tender, or bleed easily, you may suffer from periodontal disease. We encourage you to call us at Shaia Dental Care today to learn how we can improve your oral health.