Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy

In a healthy mouth, the gums and bone fit snug around the teeth. Periodontal disease is a chronic form of “silent” inflammation that can cause destruction of that supporting bone and gum tissue, creating spaces or pockets around the teeth. Progressive disease may cause teeth to become unstable and can lead to tooth loss. Initial nonsurgical periodontal therapy, called scaling and root planing, removes harmful buildup of bacterial biofilms, plaque and calculus (“tartar”) in the gum pockets below the gum line. Since studies show that biofilm pathogens build up again in the gum pockets within 3-12 weeks, periodontal maintenance therapy every three months is necessary to remove the bacteria and keep the gums and bone healthy.

Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy

In a healthy mouth, the gums and bone fit snug around the teeth. Periodontal disease is a chronic form of “silent” inflammation that can cause destruction of that supporting bone and gum tissue, creating spaces or pockets around the teeth. Progressive disease may cause teeth to become unstable and can lead to tooth loss. Initial nonsurgical periodontal therapy, called scaling and root planing, removes harmful buildup of bacterial biofilms, plaque and calculus (“tartar”) in the gum pockets below the gum line. Since studies show that biofilm pathogens build up again in the gum pockets within 3-12 weeks, periodontal maintenance therapy every three months is necessary to remove the bacteria and keep the gums and bone healthy.

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