Undergoing a Gingivectomy
This procedure can be very effective for controlling gum disease when other periodontal treatments have failed to produce desired results. The procedure is performed under local anesthetic and involves reshaping or removing loose gum tissue. Once the gums have fully healed, pocket depth is reduced and reduces the risk of re-infection. A gingivectomy may be the only solution for treating gum disease for some patients.
Scaling and Root Planing for Gum Disease
Scaling and root planing therapy has proven to be one of the most effective ways to treat the early stages of gum disease. We can reduce periodontal pocket depth by up to three millimeters by deep cleaning and using special tools to buff down rough surfaces. This is a nonsurgical periodontal treatment performed under local anesthesia.
Your Periodontal Maintenance Plan
Periodontal maintenance is a series of deep cleanings and other treatments that ensure the infection will not return. We typically create a custom periodontal maintenance plan that includes frequent visits throughout the year, deep cleaning sessions and using prescription-strength oral care products to keep bacteria at bay.