How patients in the Petaluma area can benefit from periodontal cleaning
If gum disease has already developed, a deep periodontal cleaning is imperative. This is a more thorough procedure than a regular hygiene visit. It may be completed in conjunction with application of topical antibiotics, or a round of oral antibiotics to control infection. As the condition worsens, periodontal treatment may be done in the form of laser therapy. It targets bacteria in the mouth, and removes diseased tissue. Treatment helps to restore the seal of gums to teeth. It also keeps surfaces of the gums and teeth clean for speedier healing.
Stages of periodontal disease
Periodontal disease starts as gingivitis, during which gums become red and swollen. They may bleed when patients brush and floss. Without treatment, it progresses to periodontitis, which can result in loss of gum tissue, bone, and teeth. Controlling the condition over time reduces risk of irreversible damage.
Ready to make an appointment?
Dr. Smida and the team of Dental Care and Wellness of Sonoma County are available to assist new and existing patients with their oral healthcare needs. She is excited to offer periodontal cleanings and many other preventative and restorative solutions for those located in the area of Petaluma, California. Contact her practice by visiting at 26 4th Street, or making a phone call to the office at 707-781-8550. Her friendly front desk staff can schedule your initial consultation appointment, and evaluation to discuss possible treatment options.