Many people dislike going to the dentist for regular checkups, fearing they may require treatments that are painful or invasive. Non-surgical treatments can help to eliminate common ailments such as gum disease without causing the patient unnecessary pain or discomfort.
Studies show that an estimated 47% of adults in the United States suffer from mild, moderate, or severe periodontitis, more commonly known as gum disease. Thankfully, there are many non-surgical periodontal treatments available that can eliminate gum disease and restore your smile to health.
Non-surgical gum disease treatments help prevent periodontitis from worsening into a more serious infection. Left untreated, gum disease can cause bleeding, pain, infection, and deterioration of important tooth support.
Non-surgical periodontal treatment can eliminate and remove early gum disease without the need for invasive procedures. Scaling and root planing involves the careful cleaning of root surfaces. In this process, plaque and calculus (tartar) are removed from deep periodontal pockets. Tooth roots are also smoothed to remove harmful bacteria. In some cases, scaling and root planing might be followed by adjunctive therapies such as systemic antibiotics or local delivery antimicrobials to eliminate any lingering bacteria and prevent further advancement of the disease.
Middleton Family Dental works to make every patient comfortable with safe, proven procedures that help restore the health and beauty of every smile. We customize our treatments to each individual patient. While almost half of all adults in the U.S. have some form of gum disease, kids (who often have poorer oral health habits than adults) are also at high risk. Caught early, gum disease can be treated to prevent severe oral health problems that grow more complex with time. Call us today to learn more about our non-surgical cleanings and procedures for patients of all ages.
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