Even if you have only seen one or two of the warning signs, it’s a good idea to follow up with a periodontist to avoid developing further complications. Many patients don’t realize it,but gum disease is a process and not a single incidence of illness. That means as soon as you notice things like tender or bleeding gums, you’re already being affected by the infection, at least somewhat. Early intervention often involves simple treatments like periodontal cleanings and monitoring, so it doesn’t have to be scary, and it can save you a lot of trouble in the long run. If you have more complex signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease, there are treatments that can help you reconstruct your smile and move forward, too.
Options for Patients at Any Stage
Dr. Toback works to ensure there are procedures available to help any patient get rid of periodontal infection and rebuild. It takes patience and monitoring to ensure infections don’t recur, and that’s why it’s important to keep following up with a periodontal specialist even after you go into remission.
- – Scaling and planing
- – Gingivectomy
- – Pinhole surgical technique
- – LANAP® laser gum treatment
- – Periodontal cleanings
- – Dental implants
- – Bone and tissue grafts
- – Guided tissue regeneration
When a patient comes in for gum disease treatment, the periodontist evaluates the unique needs of their case based on the disease process, other health factors, and the patient’s timeline for treatment. Individualized care is necessary for this condition and having more options available means getting treatment more specific to your case.
Rebuild Your Smile
There is a point where periodontal disease begins to do permanent damage, and before that, you can regain your old smile. Afterward, it’s a matter of building you a new smile that you love. Either way, our office is here to support you as you heal. Contact us today to set up a consultation appointment. Our staff can also answer questions about your first appointment. They are available during regular business hours at our main contact number.