Did you know that we don’t have to lose our teeth as we age? If good oral hygiene is maintained along with regular professional cleanings and oral examinations, we stand a very good chance of keeping our natural teeth for life. This oral care not only involves the teeth, but also the structure that surrounds the teeth: the gums and the tooth supporting bone.
Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. Dental professionals are always on the lookout fro early signs of gum disease that we as patients may not notice. When signs of trouble become apparent, periodontal therapy may be suggested.
Peridontal therapy can take many forms, but the overall goal is ALWAYS to restore the patient’s diseased tissues to health.