The Benefits of Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy

By Brenna Hamrick-Stotts, DDS, Inc.
March 24, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

An essential part of caring for your health is also to maintain good oral hygiene. One way to accomplish this is by eating fewer sweets, eliminating tobacco products, brushing your teeth twice daily, and having regular professional teeth cleanings and oral examinations. A dentist checks for any early signs and symptoms that you may not notice, such as periodontal disease.Dr. Brenna Hamrick-Stott is your dental professional for periodontics in Redlands, California.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, happens when your gums become infected. Symptoms of periodontal disease include swollen, tender gums that often bleed after flossing or brushing your teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease can injure the tissues that support your teeth. However, periodontal therapy includes both surgical and non-surgical techniques to restore health to the tissues that support the teeth and help prevent tooth loss. Additionally, as a non-surgical technique, Dr. Hamrick-Stotts offers periodontal laser therapy for the utmost care and comfort of her patients.

The Benefits of Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy:

  • Effectively stop the spread of infection.
  • Restore health to gums without invasive surgery.
  • Antibiotics disinfect hard to reach areas and remove bacteria.
  • This therapy can realign your bite and alleviate stress on teeth and gums.

The goal of periodontal therapy is to convert diseased tissue to healthy. Periodontal disease can extend from the gums to the bone and can cause tooth loss in extreme cases. There are effective therapies to combat this plaque, ranging from scalings that remove tartar from under the gum line, to surgical repair of dead tissue. This talented dentist, also called the "Queen of Teeth," can recommend the best periodontal therapy and the least painful solution for your teeth and gums.

There are many positive benefits of using non-surgical periodontal therapies. To stop the spread of gum disease and restore your oral health call today and schedule an appointment with the dental office of Brenna Hamrick-Stotts, DDS, Inc., in Redlands, California, at (909) 793-9711.