Periodontal therapy is performed in the early stages of periodontal disease. Patients who see blood when brushing teeth or notice space growing between their teeth may be seeing early signs of periodontitis. Risk of periodontal disease is increased for patients who smoke, or have heart disease, diabetes or osteoporosis.
The goal of periodontal therapy is to restore health to tissues supporting the teeth and to prevent teeth loss. It is a conservative procedure that may be done across several visits with your Summerville dentist. If you do see any signs or are concerned because of a family history of periodontal disease, we encourage you to contact Pineland Dental for a full evaluation.