Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy at Yakima Valley Dentistry

At Yakima Valley Dentistry, we recognize the critical role that gum health plays in your overall oral health and well-being. Periodontal therapy focuses on treating and managing gum disease, from early gingivitis to more advanced stages of periodontitis. Our dedicated team employs a comprehensive approach to diagnose, treat, and prevent gum disease, ensuring your gums are healthy and supporting your teeth as they should. Here’s an overview of our periodontal therapy services:

Understanding Gum Disease: Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It’s typically caused by poor oral hygiene, allowing plaque—a sticky film of bacteria—to build up on the teeth and harden. In advanced stages, periodontal disease can lead to sore, bleeding gums; painful chewing problems; and even tooth loss.

Our Periodontal Therapy Services:

Scaling and Root Planing: This deep-cleaning, nonsurgical procedure, sometimes referred to as “periodontal cleaning,” involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line (scaling) and smoothing out rough spots on the tooth root (root planing). This process helps remove bacteria and provides a clean surface for the gums to reattach to the teeth.

Gum Graft Surgery: For patients experiencing gum recession, gum graft surgery can restore the gum tissue, protecting the roots of your teeth from exposure and sensitivity, and improving the aesthetics of your smile.

Periodontal Maintenance: After treating periodontal disease, ongoing maintenance is crucial to prevent recurrence. Our periodontal maintenance program includes regular check-ups and cleanings, tailored to the needs of patients who have experienced gum disease.

Laser Periodontal Therapy: For certain cases, we utilize advanced laser technology to remove infected gum tissue and promote healing. Laser therapy offers a less invasive alternative to traditional surgery, with reduced discomfort and faster recovery times.

Why Choose Yakima Valley Dentistry for Periodontal Therapy? Yakima Valley Dentistry is committed to providing exceptional periodontal care. Our experienced team uses the latest technologies and techniques to effectively treat gum disease at any stage. We understand the importance of educating our patients on the causes of gum disease and the steps they can take to maintain optimal gum health. Our approach is not only focused on treating existing conditions but also on preventative measures to ensure your gums and teeth remain healthy for years to come.

Protect Your Gum Health Healthy gums are the foundation of a healthy smile. If you’re experiencing signs of gum disease, such as bleeding, swelling, or receding gums, don’t wait to seek treatment. Early intervention is key to preventing more severe issues. Contact Yakima Valley Dentistry today to schedule a periodontal evaluation. Let us help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile with our comprehensive periodontal therapy services.

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