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How is periodontal disease treated?
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: There are multiple
There are multiple treatment options depending on the severity of the disease and the local anatomy.
Periodontal disease is a disease where the bone supporting the teeth is lost. So for example it can be lost with accompanying gum recession-no pockets no surgical intervention or without gum recession and pocket-therefore surgical intervention. See a periodontist. Dhschneid@gmail.Com 4 a referral.

In brief: There are multiple
There are multiple treatment options depending on the severity of the disease and the local anatomy.
Periodontal disease is a disease where the bone supporting the teeth is lost. So for example it can be lost with accompanying gum recession-no pockets no surgical intervention or without gum recession and pocket-therefore surgical intervention. See a periodontist. Dhschneid@gmail.Com 4 a referral.
Dr. David Schneider
Dr. David Schneider
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See periodontist
See a periodontist and get a plan..............

In brief: See periodontist
See a periodontist and get a plan..............
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry
In brief: First Diagnosed
Then it is treated with in-office dental procedures as well as perfect home care that you must perform. Procedures may include: scaling and root planing ("deep" cleaning), oral hygiene instructions, laser treatment, surgery (as needed), extraction of teeth (only as needed) as well as other procedures.
I have had great patient success with perioprotect for non-surgical periodontal therapy.

In brief: First Diagnosed
Then it is treated with in-office dental procedures as well as perfect home care that you must perform. Procedures may include: scaling and root planing ("deep" cleaning), oral hygiene instructions, laser treatment, surgery (as needed), extraction of teeth (only as needed) as well as other procedures.
I have had great patient success with perioprotect for non-surgical periodontal therapy.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dr. Stephen Gordon
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
In brief: In most cases
In most cases, periodontists & dentists will treat first with a scaling & root planing procedure.
If this first step fails to inactivate the periodontal disease, additional treatment of repeating the scaling & root planing & adding laser treatment may be used. A surgical procedure may be needed if these treatments do not inactivate it. Quarterly periodontal maintenance cleanings are a must.

In brief: In most cases
In most cases, periodontists & dentists will treat first with a scaling & root planing procedure.
If this first step fails to inactivate the periodontal disease, additional treatment of repeating the scaling & root planing & adding laser treatment may be used. A surgical procedure may be needed if these treatments do not inactivate it. Quarterly periodontal maintenance cleanings are a must.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. Dell Goodrick
Dentistry
In brief: Perio therapy
If the disease is in the early stages (4 -5mm pockets), then it can usually be treated effectively with non-surgical scaling and root planing.
We also use a soft tissue laser to vaporize the bacteria that causes the disease to progress. Sometimes an antibiotic may be used. If it is moderate or severe, surgical therapies, such as osseous surgery will be suggested. Catch it early and maintain it!

In brief: Perio therapy
If the disease is in the early stages (4 -5mm pockets), then it can usually be treated effectively with non-surgical scaling and root planing.
We also use a soft tissue laser to vaporize the bacteria that causes the disease to progress. Sometimes an antibiotic may be used. If it is moderate or severe, surgical therapies, such as osseous surgery will be suggested. Catch it early and maintain it!
Dr. Dell Goodrick
Dr. Dell Goodrick
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