Diagnose And Treat Periodontal Disease In Derry NH
It may surprise you to know that a majority of Americans have gum disease. For some, this gum disease is rather minor. But if allowed to progress, periodontal disease can actually cause your teeth to loosen or you may even lose a tooth or teeth and need dental implants! That is how serious periodontal disease can be.
We at Vanguard Dental Care want patients in the Derry NH, Londonderry and Windham NH area to have the cleanest, healthiest smile possible. So we now offer evaluation of bacteria in the mouth using dental technology such as our onsite Phase Contrast Microscope as a screening tool and Oral DNA testing to identify and measure certain bacteria in your mouth that cause gingivitis (early stage gum disease) and periodontal disease (mature gum disease).
Gum Disease Treatment Process
Non-surgical gum disease treatment for periodontal disease removes plaque and calculus by controlling the growth of harmful bacteria and by treating conditions that encourage gum disease. This gum disease treatment is also commonly known as deep root planing and scaling.
Additional procedures may be required to aid in the effectiveness of the gum disease treatment including:
- Replacing worn dental fillings or dental crowns with overhanging margins that can accumulate plaque.
- Adjusting of your bite.
- Use of antibiotics (by mouth and locally in the gums.)
- Antibacterial rinses and detailed home care regimens for gum disease treatment.
In some cases our team near Windham NH may elect to refer you to a periodontist to treat complex or refractory cases not responding to conservative gum disease treatment. We don’t take periodontal disease lightly.
We are also happy to supply you with instruction on your own home care dental practices, so you know you are doing all you can to keep your smile healthy. Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day are very important and can be the best preventative gum disease treatment available. When you come for your regular check ups in Derry NH, our caring, well-trained team will clean your teeth and check to see that your mouth is healthy.
To keep your smile healthy and clean, and to learn more about how to prevent periodontal disease, call our office serving the Derry NH, Londonderry, Windham NH and surrounding areas today!