Treating Periodontal Disease
Periodontal (gum) disease is an ongoing, degenerative condition. Delaying
treatment will never make periodontal
disease go away. With
bone loss, teeth get loose and have to be removed, and you may end up
wearing dentures. Treatment removes the infection and keeps the disease
• Scaling and Root Planing
• Surgical Treatment
To diagnose signs and symptoms of periodontal
disease, we perform a thorough periodontal consultation.
Every time you see Dr. Kiurtsidis for a consultation, treatment, or
a simple follow up visit, we send a detailed report letter describing
the purpose and outcome of the appointment to your referring dentist.
Based on your periodontal needs and personal choices, we coordinate
your treatment and work very closely with you and your other dental
and Root Planing
treatment begins with scaling and root planing
(also known as deep cleaning), and allows the infected gum tissue to
heal and to form new, healthier attachments to the root surfaces.
We prescribe new home care techniques, more
frequent dental cleanings, and may also
prescribe antibiotics or an antimicrobial mouth rinse.
We will teach you how to use new tools, and give you the feedback to
keep your gums and teeth healthy.
In some cases we may also recommend periodontal surgery (pulling the
gums back to gain proper access, re-sculpting the bone and gums, and
placing several sutures to aid healing).
• Pocket Reduction
• Tissue Regeneration
• Soft Tissue Grafting
• Crown Lengthening
• Esthetic Procedures
• Dental Implants