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Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal therapy focuses on maintaining healthy gums and treating gum diseases. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, affects the tissues surrounding your teeth. It can lead to gum inflammation, bleeding, and even tooth loss if left untreated. There are two stages of gum disease.


Gingivitis, meaning inflammation of the gums, is the initial stage of gum disease and is reversible. 

Symptoms include redness and swelling of the gums, bleeding during brushing or flossing, and possibly mild discomfort.

There are ways of preventing and treating gingivitis, such as brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily, regular hygiene visits, and avoiding smoking.


If gingivitis is left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis. This condition affects the bone supporting the teeth. Symptoms include gum recession, pocket formation, and bone loss.

If untreated, this can lead to tooth mobility, pain and tooth loss. 

Periodontal therapy aims to manage periodontitis effectively. Hygienists provide root surface debridement. This deep cleaning procedure removes plaque and tartar from below the gum-line. It helps reduce inflammation and promotes gum healing. Dentists may prescribe topical antibiotics to control bacterial infection. 

Remember, healthy gums contribute to a beautiful smile and overall well-being. If you have any concerns, consult your dentist.

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