Our periodontist at New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry has years of experience in providing gum disease treatments to help you regain a healthy smile. Our other dentists and dental professionals also provide care instructions following each appointment to help you minimize your risk of developing periodontal disease. We invite you to contact us today at 603-672-6546 to schedule your appointment at our office and learn more about gum disease treatment in Amherst, New Hampshire.
Periodontics is the specialty branch of dentistry that is concerned with the prevention and treatment of diseases of the gums and bones surrounding the teeth. These diseases include gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums (gingiva), and periodontitis, a serious bacterial infection that can destroy the fibers and bone that hold your teeth in place. Left untreated, these conditions can lead to tooth loss. Infections of the gums have even been associated with heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The following surgical and non-surgical procedures are used to treat patients diagnosed with periodontal (gum) disease:
- Scaling and root planing
- Localized antimicrobials (antibiotic therapy)
- Osseous surgery (also known as pocket reduction surgery)
- Grafting procedure
When you visit New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, our periodontist will carefully examine your mouth to determine how severe your gum disease is before recommending a treatment. In some cases, non-surgical treatment such as scaling and root planing may be all that is needed. If your gum disease is more severe, surgery may be required. Our periodontist may also recommend dental implants if you have lost one or more teeth due periodontal disease, trauma, or other factors.
For more information about periodontics and to schedule your consultation, please contact our office today.