Periodontal Disease Treatment
Have you been neglecting your oral health, or has it been years since you’ve visited the dentist?
If you, or someone in your family suffers from bleeding gums or have constant bad breath you or someone you love might be suffering from Periodontal Disease.
Periodontal disease arises from bacteria on the surface of teeth above and below the gum line. This disease greatly damages gums and bone and is the primary cause of tooth loss among adults. However, periodontal disease harms not only the mouth, but can threaten your overall health. Watch our video on the latest research linking cardiovascular disease to periodontal disease. To combat this complex problem, at Dr. Zak Family Dentistry, we can create an individualized treatment plan for you to eliminate gum and root surface infection.
Depending on the severity of the disease and your personal dental health, the following procedures may be part of this plan:
1. Eliminating tartar and plaque below the gum - also known as scaling and root planning.
2. Detoxifying the root surfaces where the disease occurs through laser and antibiotic treatment.
3. Flushing out the pockets to allow for healthy reattachment of the gums to the root surfaces.
4. Periodontal Maintenance.
5. Instruction on how to take care of your teeth at home through brushing and flossing.
We are devoted to working with you to help you restore your oral health and lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, as well as decrease the severity of coronary artery disease.
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