What is Periodontal Therapy?

diseased gumsGum disease remains one of the most overlooked yet vital aspects of good oral health. Here at Thayer Dental Care in Thayer, Missouri, we offer a range of periodontal treatments that can treat gum disease and remove the bacteria causing the problem.

The umbrella term we use for these treatments is periodontal therapy. If you’ve been having gum problems and you think untreated gum disease might be present in some form, it makes sense to come to us and explore our periodontal therapy options. Our team will be more than happy to cater to your needs. Here’s more you should know about periodontal therapy.

 

What is Periodontal Therapy?

Periodontal therapy is the term used to describe a vast array of treatments that can be employed when someone is suffering from periodontal disease, AKA gum disease. These treatments aim to restore gum and tooth health, while preventing unwanted outcomes such as tooth loss.

There’s a variety of different approaches that can be taken when it comes to treating periodontal disease. When you come to us here at Thayer Dental Care, we’ll approach your case on an individual basis and assess your particular needs. We understand that each case is unique.

 

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

For most people, non-surgical treatments seem preferable, but they’re not always suitable for people, especially those with more severe and advanced periodontal disease. There are options for some people though; it’s something that can be assessed when you visit us here in Thayer, Missouri.

For people with mild to moderate forms of periodontal disease, treatment options such as scaling and root planing can be used. This involves smoothing the root’s surface, making it impossible for bacteria to fix itself to the rough areas of the root as it usually would.

 

Surgical Treatments for Periodontal Disease

Severe cases of periodontal disease need to be treated with surgery. The gums and affected teeth can be restored with the right surgical treatments, even when severe periodontal disease has taken hold. The type of surgery you require will depend on your situation and what’s best for you.

Gum grafts are commonly used to treat severe cases of periodontal disease. Treatment options such as gum flap surgery can be used too. For people who have also experienced tooth loss or irreversible damage as a result of their periodontal disease might also want to have dental implants fitted as well.

 

Get in Touch with Thayer Dental Care Today

If you’re interested in finding out more about the periodontal therapy options on offer at Thayer Dental Care, don’t hesitate to get in touch and talk to a member of our team. We’ll be able to book an appointment for you and assess your needs when you arrive.

Our contact details can be found on our website and we’ll strive to answer any questions you might have when you contact us. We offer a service that’s unrivalled here in Thayer, Missouri, so you can be sure that you won’t be let down when you choose us.

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