Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal treatment refers to the procedures used to treat periodontal disease, also better known as gum disease. While many people understand the effects plaque has on the teeth, few realize that plaque is also detrimental to the gums. When you don’t floss on a regular basis and remove plaque and food bits from between the teeth, the gums can become infected.

Infected gums lead to a host of issues, including permanent tooth loss, gaps between the teeth, and trouble chewing and swallowing. If you are seeking reliable, friendly, and competent dental treatment to help you manage your condition, look no further than KK Dental.

The Types of Treatment Available

We have discovered there is no “one size fits all” treatment that suits all of our patients. Instead, our staff will customize a treatment for you that addresses your particular stage of periodontal disease. At present, the dental field offers the following procedures:

  • Antibiotics to treat the infection
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Flap surgery
  • Bone or tissue grafts
  • Tooth extraction
  • Dental implants

Scaling and Root Planing

Many of our patients express their concern about scaling and root planing, but the procedure is actually simple, painless, and effective. Our dentist will address the issue of gum disease directly by cleaning out the pockets of plaque and bacteria that develop in the gums. Once it is all removed, the gums are sanitized and planed so that they are no longer swollen and covering the teeth.

We care about patient comfort, so we offer local anesthetic for patients who worry about pain or discomfort during treatment.

Future Care

At KK Dental, we believe that proper dental care does not end when you leave our office. To help prevent a resurgence of periodontal disease, our staff will educate you on proper oral care and hygiene, provide samples of tubes of toothpaste and mouthwashes, and can discuss proper brushing techniques and what foods to avoid.

If you have any questions during your periodontal treatment, feel free to ask before or after your appointment. Our friendly staff is always glad to help and can clear up any confusion about treatment or aftercare.

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