Periodontal Therapy Programs
Periodontal (gum) disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bones supporting the teeth. Left untreated, these infections can lead to tooth loss, and may contribute to other health problems like heart attacks, strokes, diabetes arthritis and other chronic inflammatory diseases just to name a few.
While periodontal disease is not curable, it is controllable. The key to success in periodontal therapy is early diagnosis and treatment intervention. The goals of the periodontal treatment are to control the cause and the risk factors, eliminate the infection, and restore and maintain a healthy environment.
In order to maintian the high level of periodontal health obtained after the initial therapy, it is of utmost importance to meticulously follow the recommended home care instructions daily. A maintenance recall frequency will be recommended, depending on your specific needs. The preventive maintenance appointments allow us to determine the stability of your periodontal health and intercept any minor problems before they become major ones.