Periodontal Therapy for Your Oral Health

Written By Picacho Family Dental on September 2, 2019

Woman getting treated with periodontal therapy Do you suffer from periodontal disease?

Not sure what to do about your oral health predicament or how to treat it?

Thankfully, Picacho Family Dental is here to help by offering all the latest, non-surgical technology to treat periodontal disease. Before learning more about this treatment option, there are a few things you should know about periodontal disease.

Periodontal Disease: What is it?

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums. It affects the gums and teeth, deteriorating both the soft tissue of the gum and the bone that supports the teeth. Periodontal disease is caused by factors such as poor brushing and flossing habits, or irregular visits to your dentist.

Symptoms of periodontal disease include:

Swollen gums

Gums that bleed when you brush or floss

Gums that have pulled away from the teeth, exposing more of the teeth and creating gaps between them

Periodontal Therapy in Yuma, AZ

Picacho Family Dental offers unique periodontal therapy for dental patients by using an ultrasonic scaler and dental laser for the non-surgical option of treatment. For the procedure, your dental professionals place special antibiotic gel below your gum line. This gel immediately starts to work on the bacteria, which is the major cause of periodontal disease.

Following your periodontal therapy, you can set up additional appointments so the dentists can verify your progress.

Dr. Jason Lemmon and Dr. Allegra Hopkins both contain the knowledge and expertise to assist you in all your oral health needs. They specialize in I.V. sedation, dental implants, oral surgery, restorative dentistry and can educate you on regular periodontal disease treatments.

If you would like to learn more about how Picacho Family Dental can treat your periodontal disease through their innovative therapy, schedule an appointment today or call (928) 318-6359.

Posted In: General Dentistry Periodontal Therapy