Periodontal disease is an infection which leads to loss of the tissue and bone which support the teeth. Left untreated, periodontal disease often leads to tooth loss.
Dr. Hilbert and the hygienists at Odana Hills Dental are committed to helping you understand the warning signs of periodontal disease and the treatments available to manage this disease.
Regular dental cleanings can significantly reduce the risk of periodontal disease. As a standard part of each cleaning, your hygienist will:
Information gathered by your hygienist is shared with you to give you a full understanding of the health of your mouth.
Periodontal disease can be treated and managed in our office. Scaling and Root Planing procedures are often recommended for patients exhibiting signs of periodontal disease. This non-surgical procedure is performed with local anesthetic and removes bacteria and deposits that contribute to periodontal disease.
The hygienists will explain every step of the process and work closely with you to manage the disease to keep your teeth for life.
If you have concerns about your gum health, don't delay--request an evaluation right away.