Welcome to Holmes Dental, where we prioritize your oral health and provide comprehensive dental care for your entire family. Here, we will explore periodontics, a specialized field of dentistry focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum diseases. Our experienced periodontal team is dedicated to maintaining the health of your gums and preserving the foundation of your smile. Let us guide you through the world of periodontics and help you achieve optimal gum health.
What is Periodontics?
Periodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and conditions that affect the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. It plays a vital role in maintaining overall oral health and preserving the longevity of your teeth. Several risk factors can contribute to gum diseases, including poor oral hygiene, smoking, genetic predisposition, hormonal changes, and certain medical conditions. Our periodontal team is well-equipped to address these concerns and provide personalized care tailored to your specific needs.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal diseases, if left untreated, can lead to serious oral health complications. Our practice offers various treatment options to combat gum diseases. In the early stages, non-surgical treatments such as scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) may be recommended. This procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from below the gumline and smoothing the tooth roots to promote healing.
In advanced cases, surgical interventions like gum flap surgery, bone grafting, or guided tissue regeneration may be necessary to restore the health of the gums and supporting structures.
Early detection and prompt treatment are crucial in preventing further damage and tooth loss.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure performed under local anesthesia. Our experienced team will carefully remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from below the gumline, reaching the areas that regular brushing and flossing can’t reach. This deep cleaning process reduces inflammation, improves gum health, and prevents the progression of periodontal disease.
We understand that some patients may have concerns about discomfort and recovery associated with scaling and root planing. Rest assured, our team prioritizes your comfort throughout the procedure, ensuring a smooth experience.
Periodontal maintenance plays a vital role in preventing the recurrence of gum diseases. Regular check-ups and professional cleanings are essential to monitor the health of your gums, remove plaque and tartar, and address any potential issues before they escalate.
We recommend periodontal maintenance visits every three to four months to ensure ongoing gum health and prevent the progression of periodontal disease. Additionally, we will educate you on proper at-home oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and the use of antimicrobial rinses, to maintain optimal gum health.
Schedule a Consultation for Periodontics
If you are experiencing any signs of gum problems or require periodontal maintenance, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Holmes Dental. Our periodontal team possesses the expertise and experience to diagnose and treat gum diseases with compassion and precision. We are here to address your concerns, prioritize your comfort, and work together to preserve the health of your gums and create a strong foundation for your smile.
Call (970) 221-2499 to schedule your appointment now!