Periodontitis, or Pyorrhea, is a disease involving inflammation of the gums (gingiva), often persisting unnoticed for years or decades in a patient, that results in loss of bone around teeth. This differs from gingivitis, where there is inflammation of the gingiva but no bone loss; it is the loss of bone around the teeth that differentiates between these two oral inflammatory diseases.
Training & Education
Proper brushing and flosing are essential to the control and prvention of periodontal disease. Our hygienists take the time to make sure our patients understand the most affective brushing and flosing techniques.
Scaling & root planing
Scaling and Root Planing is a common non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease. By using special instruments, a hygienist (see the role of a hygienist) removes bacteria and infection from the unhealthy deep pockets around the teeth below the gum line. This is often referred to as a deep cleaning.