If you need gum therapy to get your gums healthy again, you should come to our dental practice, Roger Curtiss, DDS. At our dental clinic in Northport, you can receive excellent gum therapy from our top-notch dentist, Dr. Roger Curtiss.
If you want your teeth to be healthy and remain intact, it is extremely important that your gums remain healthy. When gums develop gum disease, teeth can begin to loosen and even fall out. In addition, infection from gum disease can travel through your bloodstream to other parts of your body and cause serious health problems. When you come to our dental clinic in Northport, our dentist will assess the health of your gums and let you know if any treatment is necessary. If you are found to have gingivitis, a common precursor to gum disease, our dentist will probably recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to help your gums return to good health. However, if deep pockets have developed between the teeth and gums, you will need to have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment. When deep pockets form between the teeth and gums, tartar, plaque, food debris, and bacteria will gather in these deep pockets and infection will develop. The only way this can be treated is with a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment. This treatment will actually remove all materials from the deep pockets, and help the deep pockets to heal. During this time, local antibiotic therapy can also be provided if infection is present. Sometimes a scaling and root planing treatment needs to be performed more than once in order for gums to return to good health. If your gums are prone to developing problems, you may need to have preventative gum treatment on a regular basis. Should a scaling and root planing treatment not be effective in helping the deep pockets to reduce, you may need to have gum surgery.
For an appointment to see our dentist at our dental clinic in Northport for gum therapy or other dental care, contact us today.