Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It’s typically caused by poor brushing and flossing habits that allow plaque—a sticky film of bacteria—to build up on the teeth and harden. It starts with swollen, red, and bleeding gums. If left untreated, it can spread to the bones surrounding the gums, making it painful to chew. In the worst cases, teeth may become loose or need to be removed.
Scaling & Root Planing
Once Periodontal Disease has been detected, the first step is to clean under the gums where the infection is destroying your gums and bone. Specialized instruments are used to remove the tartar deposits, destroy the bacteria, and irrigate the area with a natural healing rinse.
This procedure is used in our office to control the bacterial that causes Periodontal disease. Localized problem areas can be treated with a time released antibiotic which is placed under the gums to deliver medicine to the area for a period of 10-14 days in order to aid in resolving the gum disease. A generalized beneficial effect is creating by using a low dose therapy during the first 90 days of treatment in order to help your body rebuild damaged tissues.
Once your gums are restored to health, it is important that you make a commitment to maintain long term health. To achieve this, it is important that you return on a regular basis for a routine examination, scaling, and root planing. Dr. Hudimac and his hygienist will inform you of the recare interval that best fits your needs, usually every two to four months
An all-natural, alcohol-free rinse is used on a continuous basis in order to provide your gums with on-going support to maintain optimum oral health.