Periodontal Therapy Done The Right Way
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection in the gum tissue around your teeth. It is caused by a build-up of plaque, tartar, and bacteria that creeps below the gum line. Periodontitis is the second stage that occurs if gingivitis is not resolved. Periodontitis occurs when the plaque and bacteria have been left under the gum line long enough to create toxins and bone loss around the teeth. Not only is periodontal disease one of the leading causes of tooth loss but it also has a negative effect on your entire body. The treatment for early-stage periodontal disease is called scaling and root planing. More advanced periodontal disease is usually treated by a gum specialist or periodontist and often involves surgery. You may have treatment for periodontal disease if…
- Your gums are getting smaller
- Wiggly or shifting teeth
- Red, swollen gums
Why Get Periodontal Therapy From Dr. Curley
Our treatment uses non-invasive scaling below the gum line on the roots of teeth, usually accomplished with a topical anesthetic by a dental hygienist. We can easily help you with gum disease & periodontal disease. Comfortable and relaxing, we welcome patients of all ages and walks of life to our facility located in Leland, NC. Our dental treatment area is fully equipped with the greatest level of dental technology to make certain that every patient has a relaxing and effective experience.