Treatment for Periodontal Disease
The goal of periodontal therapy is to correct and preserve the dentition in a state of health, comfort, and function with appropriate aesthetics throughout the lifetime of an individual.
Special dental cleanings, medications, and surgery are among the treatments for this diseases. The sooner it is treated, the better the outcome. If caught early, it may be able to be reversed with nonsurgical treatments. If the disease is more advanced, surgery may stop further damage. In many cases, it can save teeth you are in danger of losing. Much of the outcome is up to you. Your commitment to better home care (brushing and flossing) and regular professional maintenance (seeing your dentist 2-4 times a year) is a must to protect your oral health.