One of the treatments we are happy to provide for you at our office is periodontal care. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is commonly overlooked, but it is a disease that affects 80% of adults in the United States. Children can also be at risk for periodontal disease, so it is important to have a comprehensive periodontal exam during regularly scheduled dental visits. In addition, periodontal disease has been linked to several other health concerns such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and pregnancy and birth complications. It is especially important to monitor the state of your periodontal health during times of hormonal shifts such as puberty and pregnancy.
If Dr. Garth Collins finds signs of periodontal disease, there are a number of possible treatments he may recommend based upon the severity of your condition. One of the therapies that the dentist may suggest is scaling and root planing, a non-surgical procedure that removes the causes of the disease and inflammation. For this procedure, the doctor will use special state-of-the-art tools to clean the teeth and gums and allow them to heal. After therapy, the gums will begin to become firm, pink, and healthy again.
If you have any questions about treatment for gum disease in Folsom, California, or if you would like more information about scaling and root planing, we encourage you to contact our office today.