General Services

Periodontal Therapy

General Services

PerioTherapy

Periodontal Therapy

Many Americans experience some form of periodontal disease, often without realizing it. Periodontal disease is chiefly responsible for adult tooth loss, bleeding gums, bad breath, and receding gums. It is easily prevented with proper hygiene, home care, and professional treatment. If diagnosed in its early stages, gum disease treatments are easier, less invasive, and more effective. Your visit with Torrington Dental Care includes a complete evaluation of both your gums and supportive tissues.

Periodontal Supportive Therapy

If you are diagnosed with periodontal (gum) disease, regularly-scheduled, supportive therapy is vitally important to your success in management of disease progression. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, “Following a course of active periodontal treatment and periodic ongoing care at regularly prescribed intervals” is essential. Because periodontal disease or infection can recur, continuous maintenance is absolutely necessary to prevent this periodontal infection from becoming active once again, destroying what healing has occurred. The following treatment is included in your periodontal maintenance appointment:

  • Evaluation of oral health to detect subtle signs of disease recurrence
  • Appropriate debridement of teeth and gums (professional cleaning and polishing)
  • Antimicrobial therapy to destroy difficult-to-reach bacteria as deemed necessary by the doctor
  • Evaluation of homecare regimes and aids
  • Oral health evaluation, including oral cancer screening, necessary dental films, and decay detection
  • Recommendations based on individual needs as a result of medical and dental histories review

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