What is periodontal therapy?
Periodontal therapy is a term that covers a wide range of services, and are reserved for those patients that are at a high risk of, or already have, advanced gum disease. It includes deep cleanings, antimicrobial treatments, special prescriptions, and sometimes a referral to specialty care.
Why would I want periodontal therapy?
Periodontal therapy is often misunderstood as simply a “deep cleaning” but it is actually much more than that.
Periodontal therapy is an entire range of services unto itself that aims to preserve the bone and gum tissue around your remaining teeth. See our page on gum disease to learn exactly how this happens.
How does it work?
The first step is a comprehensive evaluation where we make a map of your gums and bone to establish a baseline for your care.
Then, based on what we find, we develop a short term plan, a long term plan, and a home care plan that fits your lifestyle to ensure that your gums and bone stay healthy and stable for as long as possible.
Just like a tree cannot live in bad soil, your teeth cannot survive in toxic and bacteria ridden gum and bone. Our dental hygienists specialize in cleaning this bacteria so that your gums and bone stay healthy, forming the foundation for overall oral health and a long lasting and functioning smile.