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.

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