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 care not only involves the teeth, but also the structures that surround the teeth: the gums and the tooth-supporting bone.
Periodontal 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 for early signs of gum disease that we as patients math not notice. When signs of trouble become apparent, periodontal therapy may be suggested.
Periodontal therapy can take many forms, but the overall goal is ALWAYS to restore the patient’s diseased tissues to health. Our goal through periodontal therapy is to prevent gum disease from progressing to the point of tooth loss.