Periodonal Therapy

Periodontal disease is an infection of the teeth, gums and the bone that surrounds the teeth. Most people who have periodontal disease are unaware of it and it is the leading cause of tooth loss. During your visit with us, we will use a periodontal probe to measure the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and the gums. In a healthy mouth, the depth of this pocket is between 1-3mm and does not bleed. As food and plaque (thin film of bacteria that forms constantly on your teeth) invade this space the gums become inflamed and bleed easily. We call this gingivitis.When plaque is not removed consistently it hardens and become calculus (tartar). If left untreated, this inflammation caused by the plaque and calculus moves deeper and deeper into the sulcus causing periodontitis or bone loss around your teeth. When someone is diagnosed with any stage of periodontal disease, we have all the tools necessary to get you back on track.This may include more frequent cleanings, deep cleanings, or even the administration of antibiotics into these pockets. Rest assured, we will provide you with all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your periodontal health.