Compassionate and Comforting Periodontal Care
Treating Gum Disease Early
If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, do not give up hope. Gum disease is effectively treated and controlled when caught early enough, and with regular maintenance, its progression can be stopped in its tracks. Dr. Evans will thoroughly explain all of your options for gum disease treatment. His nurturing and comforting chair-side manner will ensure your treatments with us are as pleasant as possible.
Gum Disease Treatment at Our Office
It is important to continue to receive regular periodontal care at our office to control the progression of your periodontal disease. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to bone and tooth loss. Dr. Evans provides a variety of periodontal treatments for your convenience, including:
- Scaling and Root Planing: This treatment is very effective when your gum disease is caught in its early stages. In this deep cleaning procedure, hand and ultrasonic tools are used above and below the gum line to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and root surfaces. Your roots will be smoothed to promote healing and reattachment of your gum tissue.
- Osseous Surgery: If your condition has not improved with scaling and root planing, Dr. Evans might suggest osseous surgery. You will be numbed for the procedure, and Dr. Evans will make an incision in your gums to expose your roots for cleaning. Plaque and tartar deposits are removed, and your roots and bone tissue are smoothed to promote reattachment of your gums. Your gum tissue is trimmed and sutured so that the healing process may begin.
- Periodontal Maintenance: If you have been treated for gum disease, it is important that you see Dr. Evans and your hygienist for periodontal maintenance cleanings to control the progression of the disease. Periodontal maintenance is an ongoing program involving thorough cleanings every three to four months to control/reduce pocket depths. During these appointments, antibiotics may be placed beneath the gum line or your tissues might be irrigated with anti-microbial medications.
Dr. George Evans proudly serves patients in Randallstown, MD. He has practiced dentistry for more than 30 years and is dedicated to the health and comfort of our patients. To learn more about your options for gum disease treatment and to schedule an appointment, please call our office today.