Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy in Charlotte, NC

Transform Your Oral Health with Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal disease is a common dental condition that affects many people worldwide. If left untreated, it can lead to serious dental problems and even tooth loss. However, with proper treatment and care, periodontal disease can be managed and prevented. 

That’s where periodontal therapy from Capstone Dental comes in. Our dentist in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Steven Yang, can get your gum health back on track with one painless dental treatment

What is Periodontal Disease?

dentist sitting in dental chair while dentists speak behind herPeriodontal disease is a condition that affects the gums and other supporting tissues of the teeth. It’s caused by the buildup of bacteria and plaque on the teeth, which can lead to inflammation and infection of the gums.

Over time, periodontitis can lead to the destruction of the bone and tissue that support the teeth, causing teeth to become loose and eventually fall out. It’s crucial to treat periodontal disease as early as possible to prevent further damage to the teeth and gums.

Signs of Periodontal Disease

Some signs of periodontal disease include:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Pus between the teeth and gums

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with our affordable dentist in Charlotte, NC, to get an evaluation and discuss treatment options. Early intervention is key to preventing further damage to your teeth and gums.

Benefits of Periodontal Therapy

Some benefits of periodontal therapy include:

  • Improved Oral Health: Periodontal therapy can help prevent further damage to the teeth and gums, reducing the risk of tooth loss and other oral health issues.
  • Reduced Risk of Gum Disease-Related Issues: By treating periodontal disease, periodontal therapy can also reduce the risk of health issues linked to gum diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
  • Fresher Breath and Brighter Smile: By removing bacteria and plaque from the teeth and gums, periodontal therapy can help improve the overall appearance of the teeth and freshen the breath.
  • Improved Overall Health: Periodontal therapy can have a positive impact on your overall health by reducing inflammation and infection in the gums and teeth.

How Periodontal Therapy Works

dentist showing patient model of teethAt Capstone Dental, our Charlotte, NC, dentist combines deep cleaning techniques with a soft-tissue laser to achieve optimal results. Our dental professionals use specialized tools to remove bacteria and plaque from the teeth and gums. By removing this buildup, we can help prevent further damage to the gums and teeth, reducing the risk of tooth loss and other oral health issues.

In addition to deep cleaning, we often recommend Arestin, a topical antibiotic that stays in the pockets of your gums for up to 21 days of continuous healing. Arestin is a particularly effective way to eliminate bacteria from the gums and promote healing after periodontal therapy.

The soft-tissue laser is another crucial part of our periodontal therapy treatment. By using a laser to remove diseased gum tissue, we can achieve excellent results without surgery. The laser can selectively remove damaged tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact, promoting healing and reducing discomfort during and after the procedure.

Who is a Good Candidate for Periodontal Therapy?

Anyone who has signs of periodontal disease is a good candidate for periodontal therapy. Some signs of periodontal disease include bleeding gums, bad breath, loose teeth, and receding gums. It’s critical to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the gums and teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Not at all! Most patients don’t experience significant pain during periodontal therapy, as the procedure is performed under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort. Your dentist may prescribe pain medication or recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to manage discomfort.

The length of time needed for periodontal therapy depends on the severity of the patient’s condition and the type of treatment recommended. Generally, periodontal therapy can take several visits and may be completed over weeks or months. A thorough consultation with a dental professional can give a better estimate of the treatment timeline.

Yes, after periodontal therapy, patients will be given specific instructions for post-treatment care to help promote healing and prevent the recurrence of periodontal disease. This may include regular brushing and flossing, avoiding certain foods and drinks, using prescribed mouthwash, and attending follow-up appointments for maintenance and evaluation.

In most cases, dental insurance will cover a portion or all of the cost of periodontal therapy, depending on the plan and the severity of the patient’s condition. Review the specific coverage of your dental insurance plan and discuss any out-of-pocket costs with your dental professional before undergoing treatment.

Don’t Let Gum Disease Get You Down: Schedule a Consultation Today

If you’re experiencing any signs of periodontal diseases, such as bleeding gums, bad breath, or loose teeth, don’t wait. It’s important to seek professional dental care from Capstone Dental as soon as possible. Don’t wait until it’s too late — take control of your dental health today!

Schedule an appointment by calling our Charlotte, NC, dental office at 980-202-5696. You can also book your consultation online by filling out our convenient contact form. We proudly serve patients in Concord, Mount Holly, and Huntersville.