What is Periodontics?
Our periodontics services focus exclusively on treating the inflammatory gum disease, periodontitis. This disease can destroy your gums and other supporting structures around your teeth.
What Causes Periodontitis?
Periodontitis is most often caused by a buildup of plaque on your teeth. If left untreated, plaque can cause gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease.
But ongoing gum inflammation can lead to periodontitis. Periodontitis creates pockets between your gums and teeth, which can fill with plaque and bacteria.
If left untreated, these infections can lead to losing tissue and bone in your mouth, along with losing teeth. And the ongoing chronic inflammation associated with periodontitis can negatively impact your immune system, leading to more serious infections in other areas of your body.
Our Periodontal Services
At Access Health Dental, our trained periodontists are dentists who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease and in the placement of dental implants.
A periodontist typically has 2-3 years of additional training in diagnosing and treating gum disease and its associated problems. Periodontists are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and can administer deep cleanings to treat periodontitis.
What We Treat
Our periodontists treat cases ranging from mild gingivitis to more severe periodontitis.
Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (the cleaning of infected root surfaces), root surface debridement (the removal of damaged tissue), and regenerative procedures (the reversal of lost bone and tissue).
Additionally, periodontists are trained in the placement, maintenance, and repair of dental implants.