Very often, non-surgical therapy is effective when treating periodontal disease during the early stages. The South Hadley Dental Group offers a range of safe, non-surgical treatments, depending on the severity and nature of the case.
We advise scheduling an appointment today with our trained dentist near you.
Gum or periodontal disease is an oral condition where bacteria works its way under the gum line and degrades teeth and gums. If left untreated, periodontal disease can attack the surrounding bone and tooth roots, leading to intense discomfort and pain.
Typical symptoms may include redness, bleeding, swelling, soreness, and loose teeth. Bacteria attach firmly to tooth roots and regular dental cleaning may not be sufficient to resolve the condition.
In these situations, the South Hadley Dental Group administers deep cleaning or root planing therapy to treat the condition.
Gum disease can be silent for many weeks and months without exhibiting any significant signs. It’s essential to visit the South Hadley Dental Group regularly for preventive care and early detection of gum disease.
The main objective of non-surgical gum disease treatment is to remove plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line to stop the spread of bacteria. Our dentist in South Hadley, MA, offers many non-surgical therapies to treat periodontal disease.
The dentist will first scale or clear the way for root planing. We will then use ultrasound instruments to remove stubborn bacterial deposits from below the gums and allow them to heal for 3-4 weeks. Our dental team recommends follow-up visits to check for recurrence of symptoms.
We will also provide some useful home care instructions to accelerate healing and recovery.
The dentist will place the medication in deep gum pockets or prescribe systemic antibiotics to eliminate the infection. These treatments may be more useful when administered in addition to scaling and root planing than stand-alone treatments.
Our dentist provides reliable and effective non-surgical gum disease treatment in South Hadley.