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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Periodontal Treatment

How can we help you?

At Azalea Dental, we pride ourselves on educating our patients about dental care so they can be an active participant in their own oral health.

As a patient, you have a right to be informed about your treatment. We make every effort to explain a procedure in enough detail for you to understand why it's important and how it can benefit your oral health.

But you may still have questions, and we've shared a few of those we hear most frequently. We're always here for you, so if you still need more information, please don't hesitate to contact our office.

Periodontal Treatment

There are different types of periodontal treatment available depending on the extent of infection present. During your regular examination, we will identify any signs of gum infection that may exist. In many cases, when gum disease is at its earliest stage, we may be able to do a regular cleaning and then follow up with more frequent cleanings to make sure we’re staying on top of the disease.

A more serious infection will require a more thorough cleaning, referred to as a deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing. This procedure involves thoroughly clearing away plaque and tartar from the tooth and root surfaces below the gum line. At the same time, the hygienist will gently smooth the root surfaces to eliminate uneven spaces where bacteria can grow.

Scaling and root planing procedures are usually followed by more frequent professional cleanings to monitor your periodontal health and prevent a recurrence of the disease. Dr. Riley may also recommend an antibiotic to make sure that all infection is eliminated.

Schedule A Periodontal Exam in 29483

If you’ve been told you need periodontal treatment, please give our office a call as soon as possible. We will be happy to arrange a professional cleaning and evaluation by our skilled hygienist.

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