New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry offers a variety of periodontal services to help prevent and treat diseases of the gums and bones surrounding the teeth. When you visit our office for your periodontal consultation, our dental professionals will evaluate your dental health to determine how severe your condition is and which treatments will be most beneficial for you. Contact us today at 603-672-6546 to make your appointment with our periodontist and to learn more about periodontics in Amherst, New Hampshire.
Periodontal disease is difficult to detect on your own and it often doesn’t cause any pain in its early stages. Also, while excellent oral hygiene reduces your risk, it does not completely eliminate the possibility that you will develop gum disease. The best way to reduce your risk is to make sure you are seeing your hygienist regularly for cleanings and having regular examinations by your dentist. Left untreated, periodontal conditions can lead to tooth loss and even heart disease.
In some cases non-surgical periodontal treatment may be sufficient. Scaling is a therapeutic treatment that involves the removal of plaque, calculus, and bacteria from deep periodontal pockets. Planing is a treatment that consists of the cleaning and smoothing of the root surfaces so the gum tissue can attach more firmly to the root. This can help reduce sensitivity and prevent tooth loss. When necessary, non-surgical treatment is followed by the application of localized antimicrobials.
Periodontal surgery may be recommended if you’re diagnosed with periodontal disease and/or soft tissue erosion. This becomes necessary when the tissue around your teeth has become so unhealthy or has eroded so much that non-surgical treatments alone will not repair it. Tooth extraction may be necessary in severe cases where surgical treatment cannot repair tooth structures damaged by gum disease.
For more information about periodontics and to set up your consultation with our periodontal specialist, please contact our office today.