Periodontal Therapy

Pooler GA Dentist

Periodontal (gum) disease is the result of bacteria build-up on your teeth and gums.

When bacteria start to collect in your mouth, they can create a sticky, colorless substance known as “plaque.” Plaque then builds up and sticks to your teeth. If it is not removed during brushing or flossing, plaque can harden and turn into tartar. Over time, plaque and tartar become more difficult to remove at home. It becomes necessary for a professional cleaning with our hygienist in Pooler, GA, to maintain your oral health. Taking care of the issue sooner rather than later helps to prevent decay and periodontal disease.

The longer the plaque and tartar remain on the teeth, the more harm they can cause to your oral health. Eventually, plaque and tartar create a mild form of gum disease called gingivitis. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gum tissue. Routine cleanings and proper oral care can prevent gingivitis from developing. Preventing gum disease helps to better maintain your oral health.

In cases where gingivitis is not treated, it can advance to periodontal disease. Inflammation affects the soft tissue (gums) and teeth, creating pockets between them. If left untreated, the pockets become deep and can cause teeth to become loose or fall out.

Periodontal Disease Treatment

A common solution for controlling periodontal disease is deep dental cleaning. Our Pooler dentists perform scaling and root planing without any anesthesia. While the procedure is usually painless, advanced stages of the disease may make it necessary to numb the area for comfort. Scaling is the removal of the dental tartar from the tooth surfaces, and root planing is the process of smoothing the root surfaces while removing the infected tooth structure.

Periodontitis is not completely reversible. However, with proper at-home care combined with in-office maintenance, we can prevent the disease from progressing. It is important to regularly see us for routine, professional cleaning and examinations. Also, it is essential to keep up with your daily oral routine at home. Flossing is crucial to preventing periodontal disease.

Contact our office for more information.

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Pooler, GA Family & Cosmetic Dentist

Convenient Office Hours:
Monday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Our Office is located behind Longhorn off of Pooler Parkway. Abundant parking is available.

We proudly serve Pooler, Savannah, Guyton, Rincon, Bloomingdale and surrounding areas.


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