What is Periodontal Therapy?

  • Do you suffer from swollen or puffy gums?
  • Do you struggle with bad breath that doesn’t seem to go away?
  • Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss?
  • You may be suffering from gum disease. Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that damages your oral tissues and can destroy the jawbone. It is common but fairly preventable. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss and is a risk factor for heart and lung diseases. Find out today how we can help you!
  • We provide periodontal therapy, a type of conservative or non-surgical treatment for patients experiencing these symptoms. Our goal is to control and manage periodontal diseases without the need for surgery. Ultimately, it helps restore optimal gum health, which, in turn, helps keep tooth loss at bay.

“My 7-year old had 2 fillings, and he came out of the room smiling! Thank you, Dr. Martinssen and staff, for making every dentist appointment enjoyable for adults and kids alike!”

- Sharon B.

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Dental Hygiene

Routine dental checkups are vital to good oral hygiene and are the best way to detect problems at their earliest stages, saving unnecessary discomfort, time, and money.

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Scaling, also known as “deep cleaning,” eliminates hidden plaque and tartar build-ups beneath the gum line. In many cases these pockets form due to receding gum lines.

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Root Planing

Root planing involves smoothing out rough spots that affect the tooth root. By removing the roughened areas, the dentist can get rid of bacteria hiding in these crevices. In addition, this ensures that the gums have a clean surface to reattach to.

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In many cases, dentists may also use medications like antibiotic gels as part of the therapy. These meds help reduce bacterial counts in the mouth. They can also help ease the swollen gums, which in turn, shrinks periodontal pockets.

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