Periodontal Disease Management
Periodontal health refers to the soft, pink gums and other connective tissues that support and protect the roots of your teeth. Periodontal disease, which specifically targets these tissues, is one of the most prevalent oral health issues, and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. When you exhibit gum disease, seeking treatment as soon as possible can improve your risks of saving your teeth and the rest of your oral health. Our periodontal specialist will work closely with you to develop a treatment and maintenance plan aimed at reducing the severity of the disease, and arresting its continued development.
What is Periodontal Treatment?
Gingivitis, the earliest sign of gum disease, is usually detected during a regular checkup and cleaning appointment as your dentist inspects your teeth and gum tissues. For early cases of gingivitis, treatment may simply involve periodontal cleaning (or scaling and root planing) to remove harmful oral bacteria from underneath your gums.
More advanced cases of periodontal disease may require more complex treatment. If you’ve already lost a tooth to gum disease, or if one or more teeth need to be extracted because of the damage, then your periodontist can place an appropriate number of dental implants to replace them. As a specialist, our periodontist is highly experienced in advanced procedures, including implant placement, so you can receive top quality care without having to visit a separate dental office.
Schedule a Visit at Sunny Smiles Today!
At Sunny Smiles, our goal is to empower patients to take excellent care of their smiles through our educational approach to dental treatment. Every patient receives personalized, high-quality dental care, along with knowledge about their dental health and how to achieve and maintain their best smile for life. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call the Sunny Smiles office nearest you in El Paso, TX, today! We have offices in the East, Northeast, and Westside of El Paso, and happily welcome patients from all nearby communities, including Chaparral, Canutillo, Vinton, and Sunland Park, New Mexico.