Periodontal Disease Treatment Options
Taking care of your oral health with regular cleanings and professional dental treatments will help to ward off gum disease and other problems that can affect your oral health. Dr. Ari Moskowitz offers a range of periodontal treatment options, including the following to protect your oral health:
- Scaling and root planing therapy
- Osseous surgery
Scaling and root planing therapy is an effective treatment that targets the early stage of periodontal disease, while osseous surgery treats later stage periodontal disease. You cannot afford to postpone these treatments — especially if you are at risk for periodontal disease.
How Does Scaling & Root Planing Help Treat the Early Stages of Periodontal Disease?
If Dr. Moskowitz detects symptoms that indicate the early stages of periodontal disease, he may recommend scaling and root planing therapy. This treatment helps to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and smooth out the root surfaces. Your dental hygienist may use ultrasonic tools to clear the harmful deposits from the tooth surfaces and reach areas below the gum line.
This is a nonsurgical approach to help the gum tissues heal. Scaling and root planing therapy continues to be an effective treatment for getting the early stages of periodontal disease under control.
Osseous Surgery: Treating Later Stages of Periodontal Disease
Osseous surgery is another proven method for treating gum disease and is typically recommended for patients with advanced periodontitis. The procedure involves reshaping the bone and periodontal pockets that are damaged by infection and may be effective when the gums have not responded to localized antibiotic therapy or periodontal cleanings. If you have dental anxiety, talk to us about sedation dentistry procedures that can relieve your fears.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are suffering from periodontal disease and would like to learn more about osseous gum surgery, call (410) 744-6088 to schedule a consultation at our Catonsville, MD office.