Periodontal Exams & Therapy
Gum disease is still the most common way adults lose their teeth. In many cases, people are unaware they have periodontal disease because it does not cause pain.
Gum disease causes inflammation of the gums, bone loss, gum recession, and eventual tooth loss. Regular practice of proper oral hygiene and constant visits to your dentist will help avoid gum disease. When needed, undergoing periodontal therapy is a good investment in your oral health. Taking early actions to treat your periodontal issues will not only improve your dental health and also prevent you from developing further oral problems.
As a regular patient of Rolling Hills Dental, you can be assured that consistent attention will be given to your periodontal health. After examination, we will consult with you and help you decide the best treatment appropriate for your dental needs. The required procedure will heavily depend on the severity of your periodontal disease. Simple treatments that can extract the plaque from below the gum line can be done in the initial stages. However, more complex treatments are required if the disease has significantly advanced resulting in deep periodontal pockets and bone loss.