Posted on 4/26/2021 by Bruce Gopin, DDS, MS Periodontics + Implant Surgery
Losing one's teeth is part of the natural aging process and will happen to most of us, unless of course, we have incredible genes that negate this process. For the rest of us, maintaining good oral hygiene and keeping away from sugary foods, along with regular checkups by the dentist is the only way to make sure those pearly whites last longer.
Periodontal disease or gum disease is a condition that is brought about by bacterial infection. Poor oral health, such as not brushing and flossing daily, or eating too many carbs or sugary foods often results in the buildup of bacteria between the teeth and gums. Over time, the bacteria spreads deeper into the gums and roots of the tooth, resulting in the weakening of the teeth's surrounding. In severe cases, periodontal disease might also affect one's bone, which could require surgical intervention.
But, when early signs of periodontal disease begin to appear, taking a safer, non-invasive approach towards treating periodontal disease is always recommended. This is where periodontal therapy comes in. So, what is periodontal therapy, anyway?
What is Periodontal Therapy?
Periodontal Therapy can be introduced in various forms, but all methods share a similar goal, which is, the restoration of diseased tissues around the teeth. One of the reasons why periodontal therapy is recommended early on is to avoid the spread of gum disease – from just affecting the gums in a particular area, to affecting the bone.
Periodontal Therapy Procedures
Periodontal therapy may include both surgical and non-surgical methods for the restoration of healthy gum tissue. Some of the most common examples of periodontal therapy procedures include scaling and root planning, periodontal plastic surgery, gum grafting and periodontal laser treatment.
To find out more about all of these periodontal therapy procedures and more feel free to contact Dr. Bruce Gopin and Dr. Gopin at Bruce Gopin, DDS, MS. To schedule your appointment call now at 915-213-3455.
About Bruce Gopin DDS, MS | El Paso, TX Dental Implants If you need periodontal work, you've come to the right place. We listen closely to our patients, creating treatment plans that work within budgets and schedules. Bruce Gopin, DDS, MS Periodontics + Implant Surger, 9398 Viscount Blvd. Ste 5C, El Paso, TX 79925 ~ 915-213-3455 ~ gopinperio.com ~ 11/30/2023 ~ Page Keywords: dental implants El Paso TX ~