|A healthy smile comes
from healthy teeth and gums. Periodontal Therapy is
the branch of dentistry that encompasses the care and
treatment of the supporting structures of the teeth.This
includes the gingival (gum) tissues and the bone
surrounding the teeth. A collaborative
approach to providing periodontal care is utilized
involving the patient, the dental hygienist, the dentist
and a Periodontist (gum specialist) if
most common Periodontal Procedures
to remove plaque, stain, and calculus (tartar) from
tooth surfaces that are below the gumline.
- therapy to
debride and smooth the root surfaces of teeth exposed by
advancing periodontal diease.
individualized instruction in the use of periodontal
aides and medicaments to help in the treatment of
periodontal (gum) disease.
Therapy - therapy to treat isolated
periodontal infections at their source.
Surgery - surgical
correction of existing defects to facilitate easier
maintenence of the peiodontal (gum) tissues. This
procedure usually involves collaberation with the