Periodontal Disease Treatments in Chesterfield - Periodontitis - Stephen F. Paul, DDS
A beautiful smile consists of healthy teeth and gums. At the Chesterfield dental practice of Stephen F. Paul, D.D.S., we provide periodontal disease treatments to better enhance the health of gums. Utilizing the latest in dental techniques and technology, periodontal disease, at every stage, can be treated. Our goal is to restore your oral health and to prevent further infection.
If caught early, gum disease can be treated and removed completely. Contact our Chesterfield gum disease treatment provider today.
Signs and Symptoms
Gum disease develops when the plaque left between teeth and gums is not removed properly with daily flossing, brushing, and visiting your dentist for professional cleanings. Bacteria begins to feed on this plaque, exuding acids that irritate the gums, causing them to pull away from tooth roots. Some signs and symptoms that should prompt a visit to our Chesterfield dental practice are:
- Swollen and red gums
- Consistent bad breath
- Bleeding while flossing or brushing
- Exposed tooth roots
Periodontal disease advances in three stages, and can ultimately result in lost teeth and weakened jaw bones. However, this infection does not only impact your oral health but your overall health as well. The bacteria can enter the blood stream, affecting patients with conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. It’s important to visit Dr. Stephen F. Paul and our skilled hygienists, as periodontal disease can be completely treated at its earliest stages.
Gum Disease Treatment in Chesterfield
For patients experiencing a range of symptoms for periodontal disease, Dr. Paul, and his hygienists provide treatments to restore the health of your gums.
Also known as root scaling and planing, this procedure removes the buildup of plaque and tartar from underneath the gums and inside periodontal disease pockets. This recommended treatment option caters toward mild to moderate gum disease and can take up to two appointments to complete. We are dedicated to your comfort and provide sedation options to ensure you’re at ease. A topical numbing agent is also applied, and our patients have shared that deep cleanings feel no different than a standard cleaning.
Done at two quadrants at a time, our hygienists will remove debris and plaque from deep below the gum line. Once the areas have been thoroughly cleaned, we smooth the roots of teeth to ensure the treated gums heal properly and prevent the reoccurrence of bacteria later on.
Periodontal Disease Maintenance
Once your root scaling and planing is complete, Dr. Paul provides gum disease maintenance over the course of three to four months. These appointments are done to maintain healthy gums and completely remove any trace of infection.
Schedule a Visit Today!
For more information about our gum disease treatments, contact our Chesterfield dental practice today. Dr. Paul and our staff are dedicated to enhancing the oral health of patients with comprehensive treatments.