Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy – Topeka, KS
Putting a Stop to the Effects of Gum Disease
Many people don’t realize that gum disease is one of the most common oral conditions in the United States, affecting about 50% of adults. We make it our priority during your regular checkups and cleanings to check for the early signs of gum disease and treat them before it reaches its more advanced stages. That said, if the condition has already spread, we can offer more advanced treatments to protect your smile from irreversible damage; call today to schedule a periodontal appointment at Westport Dental.Request an appointment
Why Choose Westport Dental for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy?
- Minimally Invasive Treatment for Receding Gums
- Focus on Providing Quality Services
- Personalized Care for the Entire Family
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing are the two steps of the deep cleaning process that are needed to treat mild to moderate gum disease. All plaque and tartar are removed from the teeth and the pockets of the gums. After that, the roots of the teeth are smoothed out. This allows the gum tissue to rejoin with the tooth roots, and it also makes it less likely that bacteria will reattach themselves to the teeth before your mouth has had a chance to heal.
Chao Pinhole Technique
One of the consequences of gum disease is that the gums start to pull away from the teeth, leaving the roots vulnerable. Luckily, this kind of periodontal damage can be reversed without surgery thanks to the Chao Pinhole Technique. As the name suggests, it involves putting a small hole in the gum tissue; special instruments are then inserted into the hole to loosen the gum tissue so that we can pull it down, covering the exposed roots of the teeth
How does Westport Dental treat mild to moderate gum disease?
For mild to moderate gum disease, Westport Dental employs scaling and root planing, a two-step deep cleaning process. This involves removing plaque and tartar from teeth and gum pockets and smoothing out tooth roots to facilitate gum tissue reattachment.
What is Scaling & Root Planing, and how does it help with gum disease?
Scaling & Root Planing is a deep cleaning process that removes plaque and tartar from teeth and gum pockets. The roots of the teeth are then smoothed out to aid in gum tissue reattachment and reduce the likelihood of bacteria reattaching before the mouth heals.
What is the Chao Pinhole Technique, and how does it address periodontal damage?
The Chao Pinhole Technique is a non-surgical method to reverse periodontal damage, particularly gum recession. It involves creating a small hole in the gum tissue and using special instruments to loosen and pull down the gum tissue, covering exposed tooth roots without the need for surgery.
Can gum disease be treated with minimally invasive methods at Westport Dental?
Yes, Westport Dental employs minimally invasive methods, such as the Chao Pinhole Technique, to address the effects of gum disease, providing effective treatment while minimizing discomfort and recovery time.
How common is gum disease, and how does Westport Dental monitor and treat it during regular checkups?
Gum disease affects about 50% of adults in the United States. Westport Dental makes it a priority during regular checkups and cleanings to check for early signs of gum disease and provide timely treatment before it progresses to advanced stages.