Gingivitis is faced by many people at some point in their lives and often can easily be treated with regular dental cleanings and consistent brushing. However, gingivitis can easily advance into periodontal disease, a disease that presents a severe risk to your gums and teeth. This advanced form can’t be eliminated independently and needs professional deep cleanings to fully remove the bacteria and plaque that accumulates around the gum line.
At Artisan Dental, we work with patients to help manage periodontal disease long-term through regular scheduled deep cleanings and other forms of dental maintenance. Our periodontal therapy services can help remove deep fissures of bacteria along the gum line and help keep your teeth clean overtime.
How We Work To Protect Against Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease presents some of the biggest problems in oral care due to its persistent nature. As the bacteria film develops and embeds along the gum line, the bacteria easily infects below the gum line and into the jawbone. This can infect the jawbone and cause massive amounts of decay and lead to tooth decay, bone loss, and gum tissue degradation. Because of these side effects, the inflammation and irritation caused by this disease can make it difficult for patients to effectively clean their teeth and keep their teeth clean long term.
If you’ve been diagnosed with periodontal disease, our team at Artisan Dental is here to help. We will work with you to help remove the bacterial infection and keep it from returning through our effective periodontal therapy treatment plan. Through our plan, we will provide:
- Regular Dental Exams: Our oral exams will provide you with an accurate diagnosis for your oral health and help determine the level and severity of periodontal disease present.
- Scaling and Root Planing: Through numbing agents, scaling methods, and planing procedures, our dentists will work to eliminate the build-up of plaque and calculus from along and below the gum line to prevent further infection. Scaling and root planing techniques may include an ultrasonic scaler, hand scaling and diode laser therapy.
- Irrigation and Aftercare: Once completed, we will rinse your mouth and medicate the areas needed to further prevent the development of bacteria.
- Maintenance and Retreatment: By practicing diligent oral practices and retreatments, we can help keep periodontal disease from returning.
Visits every three months may be required for those more prone to severe periodontal disease.
Why Visit Artisan Dental For Periodontal Therapy
Because of the severity of periodontal disease, our prevention methods work to help keep periodontal disease at bay from harming your oral and overall health long term. Through good oral practices and regular dental visits at Artisan Dental, patients with periodontal disease can find sufficient care through our team in Madison, Wisconsin. To learn about our health care plans for periodontal disease and other ways you can protect your teeth, arrange an appointment with our practice today.