Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal Treatments in Plymouth, NH

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.

What are the Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?

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, NH patients may exhibit symptoms like:

  • Bleeding when brushing and flossing
  • Bad breath
  • Swollen gums
  • Receding gumlines
  • Tooth mobility
  • Food catching between teeth

During your checkup at Pemi Baker Family Dental, we’ll conduct a thorough periodontal screening to evaluate gum attachment levels around your teeth and determine if an infection is present.

Types of Periodontal Treatment

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.

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Don’t let bleeding, tender gums ruin your smile’s future. Visit us today!