Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, offers comprehensive periodontal treatments to address various stages of gum disease. Our dedicated team, including experts like Dr. Lewis and Dr. Jowett, is committed to providing effective solutions to maintain your oral health and prevent the progression of periodontal issues.
Periodontal treatment may be necessary if you experience:
- Bleeding gums during brushing or flossing
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
- Receding gums or teeth that appear longer
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Swollen, red, or tender gums
Periodontal treatment is crucial for:
- Halting the progression of gum disease
- Preventing tooth loss and maintaining dental health
- Reducing the risk of complications related to overall health, such as heart disease
- Enhancing the aesthetics and comfort of your gums and teeth
Our periodontal treatment process includes:
- Comprehensive Evaluation: A thorough examination of your gums, teeth, and bone structure.
- Diagnosis and Planning: Identifying the type and severity of gum disease and developing a personalized treatment plan.
- Scaling and Root Planing: Deep cleaning procedures to remove plaque and tartar from below the gumline and smooth the root surfaces.
- Medication: Applying or prescribing antimicrobial agents as needed to control infection and promote healing.
- Surgical Treatments: If necessary, performing surgical procedures to restore supportive tissues.
- Maintenance and Follow-Up: Regular check-ups and cleanings to monitor the health of your gums and prevent recurrence.
To prevent periodontal disease:
- Practice good oral hygiene, including brushing twice daily and flossing regularly
- Visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings
- Avoid tobacco products
- Eat a balanced diet to support oral health
With timely and proper treatment, the effects of periodontal disease can be halted and managed, significantly improving oral health and quality of life.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth, potentially leading to tooth loss if untreated.
Yes, periodontal disease has been linked to other health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory conditions.
We ensure patient comfort during all treatments. Some procedures may require local anesthesia, and we offer options to manage any discomfort.