Non-surgical periodontal therapy can help protect your gums and teeth from the potential threats of disease and infection.
Gum, or periodontal, disease is a condition that can drastically affect the health of your teeth and gums, causing serious oral health issues like gum damage and tooth loss. Non-surgical periodontal therapy is used to prevent and manage gum disease, safeguarding your long-term oral health and the future of your teeth.
The build-up of bacteria and food debris in your mouth can often lead to the development of plaque, a substance that can generally be removed by brushing and flossing. However, if plaque is neglected or missed it can form tartar, which can only be removed through a professional dental cleaning.
If tartar and plaque remain on your teeth for an extended period of time, they can develop into gingivitis, a condition that, when left untreated, can advance into periodontitis, the most serious and damaging form of gum disease.
Our non-surgical therapy works to prevent periodontitis by going directly to the source. Scaling and root planing, methods that allow our hygienists to treat and clean areas deep below the teeth and gumline, help us to remove plaque, tartar and bacteria that can lead to gum disease.
Drs. Richard and Elizabeth Kozan offer non-surgical periodontal therapy to help stop the onset and the spread of gum disease. Contact us today to find out more.