Periodontal Treatment Options
Periodontal disease is commonly referred to as gum disease, and it is an extremely widespread problem that can lead to more serious health conditions if not treated properly. When left untreated, periodontal disease can result in an increased risk of developing heart conditions, respiratory problems, stroke, and digestive problems.
Taking excellent care of your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing every day and by visiting Dr. Negru twice a year for a professional cleaning and oral evaluation helps to prevent the onset of periodontal disease.
Dr. Negru believes that early detection is the key to effective periodontal treatment. During every visit to our Beaverton dental office, he will perform a thorough evaluation of your gums in order to detect any signs of the early stages of gum disease.
Depending on the severity of your gum disease, Dr. Negru may recommend one of the following periodontal treatment options:
- Scaling and Root Planing – This is a method of cleaning and smoothing your teeth, gums, and roots so that plaque and tarter are effectively removed and discouraged from returning.
- Perio Protect – This is a treatment that involves wearing a mouth piece filled with a special type of gel that converts plaque and tarter into a consistency that is easy to remove with a regular toothbrush and dental floss.
If you are in Beaverton and would like to find out more about your periodontal treatment options, please contact Bright Smile Dental Care today to schedule an appointment.