Periodontal treatment is designed to relieve the symptoms of periodontal (gum) disease and help your gums and teeth return to optimal health. Periodontal disease can lead to bone loss, gum loss, and tooth loss, as well as contributing to serious health conditions such as pregnancy complications, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Our compassionate and talented dentists are committed to helping you prevent and treat periodontal disease. We provide non-surgical periodontal treatment at our Annapolis, Maryland dental office to help you avoid the serious consequences of periodontal disease.
In the earliest stages, we may be able to renew oral health with more frequent professional teeth cleanings. However, as gum disease advances to the more serious stages, we may need to recommend more advanced treatments. In many, cases, a combination of scaling and root planing are suggested. Scaling is the removal of plaque and tartar buildup around the gum line, and root planing is the smoothing of tooth roots to prevent further accumulation of plaque and tartar. Following scaling and root planing, we may also recommend oral or topical antibiotic therapy to reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth. Thus, reducing the production of gum disease causing plaque.
If your gums are red, swollen, or bleed easily, you may suffer from periodontal disease. We encourage you to contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chambers and Dr. Jiminez. Your oral health is our top priority!