What is periodontal treatment?
“Perio” means around, and “odontal” means teeth, and what we’re talking about is your gums. Periodontal treatment is the process of treating gum-related issues like periodontal disease.
Plaque is a sticky biofilm that attaches to your teeth. This film is filled with bacteria and must be removed by brushing twice a day and flossing once.
If you aren’t diligent about oral hygiene, the plaque that sits on your teeth eventually turns into a hard substance called tartar or calculus that forms above and below the gum line. Tartar can lead to gum disease and receding gums and can only be removed through periodontal treatment by one of our skilled hygienist using special tools.
Gum Disease Prevention
One way you can avoid the need for periodontal treatment in Madera, CA is to develop a daily at-home oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing and then stick to it. If you’re not sure you’re doing it properly, one of our hygienists will be happy to demonstrate the technique you need to get your teeth clean.
The other way is to be diligent about making and keeping your six-month dental exams and cleanings. Seeing you at this interval allows Dr. Keledjian and our team to stay a step ahead of problems by stopping them before they start. Please contact us to arrange your next appointment.