Periodontal therapy is a one or more treatments that focus on treating various stages of gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums that may compromise the health and function of the teeth, the surrounding bone structure, and gum tissue. Gum disease is caused by bacteria in plaque that reach the gum line. Patients with gum disease may experience symptoms like bleeding gums, halitosis, gum irritation, and shifting teeth. In advanced cases of gum disease, patients may experience tooth loss. Regular visits to the dentist and daily oral hygiene care can help reduce your chance of developing gum disease. If you are experiencing any signs of gum disease, be sure to visit our Baltimore dentist office.
Baltimore dentists Dr. Ed Lazer and Dr. Roham Rafat offer a complete range of periodontal therapy services for patients dealing with various stages of gum disease. During your consultation, our team will determine the appropriate treatment needed to restore your gum and oral health.
Common Periodontal Therapy Service
Periodontal therapy may include surgical and non0surgical treatment options. The type of treatment you receive will depend on the stage of gum disease and the extent of damage to the teeth and gums. The goal of personal therapy is to improve the gum health while reducing the risk of future disease or progression.
- Scaling and Root Planing: Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning of the tissue above and below the gum line. The goal of scaling and root planing is to remove any tartar, plaque, and bacteria from the gum tissue.
- Gum Grafting: When the gums are damaged, patients may need to undergo gum grafting to restore health to their gums. Your dentist may use a small portion on your healthy gum tissue or may rely on a donor sample to restore your gum health.
- Laser Therapy: Laser dentistry may be an alternative to traditional gum surgery. Using state of the art laser technology, your dentist can carefully remove diseased gum tissue from your gums. Laser dentistry offers a variety of benefits, including reduced risk of infection, more precise result, faster healing, and minimal bleeding.
- Dental Implant: As gum disease progresses, patients are at a higher risk of experiencing tooth loss. Most dentists recommend dental implants as the preferred method for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are replicate the natural tooth root and act as a stable foundation for supporting a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge.
Schedule An Appointment
If you are experiencing any signs of gum disease, we encourage to visit our dentist office in Baltimore, MD. To schedule an appointment, call (410) 697-6290 or request an appointment online.