Periodontal Exams & Therapy

Gum disease is still the most common way adults lose their teeth. In many cases, people are unaware they have preiodontal disease because it does not cause pain.

Gum disease causes inflammation of the gums, bone loss, gum recession, and eventual tooth loss. When needed, periodontal treatment is an important investment in your health. Treating periodontal problems will help you achieve a healthy mouth and help prevent tooth loss. In fact, with prompt treatment, proper home care, and regular dental visits, a great majority of patients can keep their teeth for a lifetime.

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 work with you to determine the treatment options that best meet your needs. If periodontal disease is the problem, the treatment can vary widely depending on how far the diseases have progressed. If caught in the early stages, simple procedures are done that will remove the plaque and calculus from below the gum line and disrupt the infection-causing bacteria. If these diseases have advanced to the point where the periodontal pockets are deep and the supporting bone is lost, further treatment might be necessary.