Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal Treatment

Have you been suffering from periodontitis in Sterling? If so, our dentists here at WestLake Dental Care invite you to come in and see a dentist today. The first step in treatment is to determine the severity of the gum disease, and then we can help to repair it.

What is Periodontal Treatment?

Periodontal treatment is treatment done to patients that are currently dealing with periodontitis, or gum disease. Gum disease can occur when plaque and bacteria begin to build up in the space between the teeth and gums.

When left untreated, this can result in gums becoming inflamed and swollen. During periodontal treatment, these spaces are cleaned to prevent any further damage to the gums and the surrounding bone.

Periodontal Treatment Options

There are treatment options for patients at WestLake Dental Care who currently have periodontitis. These may be either surgical or non-surgical.

Non-Surgical

  • Scaling: This is when our dentists will remove and tartar, plaque, or bacteria from your tooth and under the gum using dental instruments.
  • Root Planing: Root planing involves smoothing of the root to prevent and any bacteria or tartar from accumulating again.

Surgical Treatments

  • Pocket Reduction: If scaling or root planing treatments are not enough, pocket reduction surgery may be a good choice for you. During this surgery, our dentists pull back the gum tissue, remove any bacteria that may cause infection, and smooth out any areas that contain damaged bone. This should encourage the gum tissue to attach to the healthy bone once again.

How to Prevent Periodontitis

Gum disease can be prevented by implementing a good routine of dental hygiene. At WestLake Dental Care we encourage our patients to brush twice a day, floss and use mouthwash to prevent the buildup of plaque.

Make an Appointment at our Sterling office Today!

If you think that you or a family member may be suffering from periodontitis, don’t wait to come in and see our WestLake Dental Care dentists. Our highly trained dental staff will be able to examine you and determine whether or not you have periodontitis.

Once the diagnosis is made, our dentists will help you with a course of action to begin treatment. Call and make an appointment today! Our dentists here at WestLake Dental Care can’t wait to meet you!

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