Early Periodontal Treatment

Periodontitis is a serious and chronic gum disease infection that causes damage to the tissues and bone around your teeth. This chronic infection can eventually jeopardize the health of your teeth and has been linked to other serious health risks. Chronic periodontitis affects 47.2% of adults over 30 in the United States. You could have periodontitis if you have red, swollen bleeding gums, receding gums, loose teeth. But often it is possible to have gum disease and have no warning signs since it is usually painless. At Noble Dental, we are able to diagnosis and provide the proper treatment to stop further damage and complications caused by periodontitis.

Periodontal disease begins when the bacteria in plaque causes the gums to become inflamed. Gingivitis is the mildest form of the disease. In this stage, the gums redden, swell, and bleed easily. There is usually little or no discomfort. But if plaque is not removed each day by brushing and flossing or regular dental visits, it hardens into a rough, porous substance called calculus. Harmful bacteria live in these deposits, which often form below the gum line, and the bacteria release harmful toxins that cause periodontitis.

Periodontitis is a disease, but its effects can be stopped if proper treatment is sought, Unfortunately these builds cannot be taken care of by brushing flossing or a routine dental cleaning since they are deep below the gums. Thus a treatment called scaling and root planning is needed to remove these deposits. Scaling and root planning is a specialized procedure that removes the calculus and bacteria using scalers and ultrasonic cleaners. This procedure helps prevent the progression of periodontitis and can prevent the need of extensive and costly dental care, if it were not performed. Once health is restored to your teeth, further complications can be prevented with regular dental visits and proper home care.

 

At Noble Dental, we are here to provide you with the treatment and tools needed to restore or maintain your oral health.