Periodontal Treatments & Services
Most American adults suffer from a mild form of gum disease (aka periodontal disease), an infection of the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth. Even with proper daily oral hygiene, bacteria and plaque builds up in your mouth and can cause infections. That is why routine visits to the dentist are so important! Without proper periodontal treatments, gum disease can cause irreversible damage to your teeth, gum tissues, and surrounding bone.
The two types of gum disease are called gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is mild gum disease that only affects your gums, the tissue that surrounds the teeth. Gingivitis typically causes red, swollen gums that bleed easily when you brush or floss your teeth. Because gingivitis usually doesn't cause pain, many people do not realize they have it and do not get the treatment they need in time. A routine checkup at Comprehensive Dental Health (every six months or so) would help ensure your gingivitis is stopped in its tracks.
Periodontitis is a more severe form of gum disease that spreads below your gums to damage the tissues and bone that support your teeth. Periodontitis causes the gums to pull away from the teeth, leaving deep pockets where bacteria can grow and damage the bone that supports your teeth. Left untreated, periodontitis can cause serious damage that requires major reconstructive dentistry to repair.
Contact Comprehensive Dental Health at 203-624-5515 to learn more about our periodontal treatments and stop gum disease before it ruins your oral health!
What kinds of periodontal treatments and services does Comprehensive Dental Health offer?
Comprehensive Dental Health offers a full range of approaches to treat any disease present, and to care for the area immediately around each tooth for all of our New Haven patients. These gum disease treatment procedures include:
- Full Mouth Debridement
- Oral Surgery
- Periodontal Maintenance
- Pocket Depth Reduction
- Root Planing & Scaling
If you are suffering from gum disease (either gingivitis or periodontitis), our dentist will determine how serious the damage is to your teeth, gums, and surrounding bone, and will decide what the next best step is. For many of our patients, routine cleanings and better at-home oral maintenance are usually enough to combat minor gum disease. If your gum disease has progressed and requires more aggressive measures to protect your teeth, we will come up with a periodontal treatment plan just for you and your teeth.
Please contact Comprehensive Dental Health if you would like to learn more about our periodontal treatment in New Haven, CT!