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Periodontal Disease - Treatments for Periodontal Disease

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Treatments for Periodontal Disease

After a dental exam, Lafayette Dental Arts will recommend one of the following treatments depending on the stage of periodontal disease

  • Non-surgical
    • Periodontal rinse - medicated mouth wash
    • Scaling - tartar, plaque, and toxins are removed from above and below the gum line
    • Root planning - a procedure to clean out the pockets where plaque grows
    • Antibiotics - oral medication used to help fight the infection
    • Bite correction
  • Surgical: Advanced periodontal disease requires gum surgery.  A periodontist (specialist of the gums and supporting bone) maybe utilized in sever cases.

 

If you haven't been to the dentist in a long time and you think you may have periodontal disease, call Lafayette Dental Arts for an appointment.  The sooner periodontal disease is treated the less long-term damage.



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