Do you have gum disease? If you’re like 90% of Americans, you suffer from some type of gingivitis or gum infection. Fortunately, we offer comprehensive periodontal treatment (Plymouth, NH) for our patients with active periodontitis to help preserve their smile for life.
Periodontitis is a more aggressive form of gum infection that develops when gingivitis isn’t reversed through daily home care and professional cleanings. Our Plymouth, New Hampshire patients may exhibit symptoms like:
During your checkup at Pemi Baker Family Dental in Plymouth, we’ll conduct a thorough periodontal screening to evaluate gum attachment levels around your teeth and determine if an infection is present.
Plymouth, NH patients with gum disease will usually require a series of deep cleanings, where the pocket below the gumlines is cleared of plaque biofilm. The root surfaces are also carefully scaled free of calcified tartar, creating a healthy environment that supports tissue reattachment.
Unless treated professionally, periodontal disease can go on to be what we know as the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the United States. Fortunately, our Plymouth practice is committed to working by your side to ensure your teeth and gums are well cared for, reversing symptoms at their earliest onset.
In some cases, prescription medication or locally placed antibiotics may also be necessary.
After your periodontal treatment, Plymouth, NH dentists at Pemi Baker Family Dental recommend scheduling periodontal maintenance cleanings every 3-4 months, until symptoms are completely managed. Because deep gum pockets can be particularly challenging to clean, we’ll show you special steps to take at home to help limit your risk of a recurring gum infection.
Don’t let bleeding, tender gums ruin your smile’s future. Visit us today!