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Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal therapy focuses on treating disease of the gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth. After a thorough examination involving a periodontal probe (an instrument used to measure the level at which the gums are attached to the teeth), and evaluation of radiographs to determine bone support for the teeth, your dentist will determine if periodontal therapy is needed and if so the proper therapy for you. Periodontal therapy includes:

  • Maintenance prophylaxis
  • Root planing
  • Periodontal Surgery
  • Localized therapeutic agents
  • Systemic therapeutic agents, such as medications

In the event that there is advanced periodontal disease or the disease is unresponsive to the above therapies, a referral to a periodontal specialist may be made. If your dentist refers you to a specialist, they will work together to provide you with the best and most effective care.

We can help "make-over" your smile. Call us at (319) 337-6226 and set up a consultation today!