Periodontics in Essex
Periodontal therapy focuses on preventing and treating gum disease and infections. If your gums become infected, they can develop gum disease. Untreated gum disease can lead to serious dental health consequences such as lost teeth and it has been linked to other conditions such as heart disease. We provide services to help keep your gums and teeth healthy.
Scaling and Root Planing
Tartar buildup on your teeth can irritate your gums and expose them to the risk of infection. We use scaling and root planing treatments to remove built up tartar from your teeth above and below the gum line. This reduces the irritation and prevents infection.
Preserving your healthy teeth is always our top priority, but sometimes a tooth needs to be extracted to prevent damage to your gums and your other teeth. This can happen if the tooth is severely damaged or decayed. After the tooth is extracted, we’ll recommend replacement options such as a bridge, implant or partial denture.
Symptoms of gum disease include persistent bad breath, sore or bleeding gums, and pain while chewing.Call our office today to book an examination if you experience any of these symptoms.