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Periodontal Treatment


Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal treatment is a type of dental care that focuses on treating and preventing gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of the gums and the tissues that support the teeth. It is caused by bacteria that accumulate in plaque, a sticky film that forms on the teeth and gums. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and other health problems. The first step in periodontal treatment is a thorough dental examination. During this exam, the dentist will look for signs of gum disease, such as red, swollen gums, bleeding gums, and loose teeth. The dentist may also take Xrays to look for signs of bone loss. Once the dentist has determined that gum disease is present, the treatment plan will depend on the severity of the condition. Mild cases of gum disease may be treated with a deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing. During this procedure, the dentist will use special tools to remove the plaque and tartar from the teeth and below the gum line. The dentist may also use antibiotics to help fight the infection. For more advanced cases of gum disease, the dentist may recommend periodontal surgery. This type of surgery is used to reduce the depth of the pockets between the teeth and gums, and to remove any infected tissue. The dentist may also use bone grafts or other procedures to help restore lost bone. In addition to professional dental care, there are also several things you can do at home to help prevent gum disease. Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once a day, and using an antiseptic mouthwash can help reduce plaque buildup and keep your gums healthy. Eating a balanced diet and avoiding smoking can also help reduce your risk of gum disease. Periodontal treatment is an important part of maintaining good oral health. If you have signs of gum disease, it is important to see your dentist as soon as possible. With proper treatment, you can keep your gums healthy and prevent more serious complications.

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Periodontal treatment is a type of dental treatment that focuses on the treatment and prevention of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a serious condition that affects the gums and other structures that support the teeth. It is caused by bacteria in plaque, which accumulates on the teeth and gums. Without proper treatment, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss, gum recession, and other serious health problems. The first step in periodontal treatment is to identify the extent of the disease. This is typically done through a comprehensive periodontal examination, which includes a visual inspection of the teeth and gums, as well as xrays and other tests. Once the extent of the disease has been determined, a treatment plan is created to address the underlying cause of the disease. The most common form of periodontal treatment is scaling and root planing. This procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums, as well as smoothing the root surfaces of the teeth. This helps to reduce inflammation and prevent further damage to the gums and teeth. Other treatments may include antibiotics, laser therapy, and periodontal surgery. If periodontal disease is left untreated, it can become more advanced and cause serious damage to the teeth and gums. Advanced periodontal disease can cause the gums to become inflamed and pull away from the teeth, creating pockets that fill with bacteria and pus. This can lead to bone and tissue loss, as well as tooth loss. In addition, untreated periodontal disease can increase the risk of other health problems such as heart disease and stroke. Untreated periodontal disease can also lead to bad breath and an unpleasant taste in the mouth. It can also cause pain and discomfort when eating or speaking. Additionally, untreated periodontal disease can cause the teeth to become loose, which can make them more prone to decay and infection. It is important to treat periodontal disease as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the teeth and gums. This can be done through regular dental visits, proper oral hygiene, and lifestyle changes. Regular dental visits are important for identifying and treating any signs of periodontal disease. Proper oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing, can help to remove plaque and prevent the buildup of bacteria. Lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking and reducing stress, can also help to reduce the risk of periodontal disease. Treating periodontal disease is important to maintain good oral health and prevent serious health problems. If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause tooth loss, gum recession, and other serious health problems. Therefore, it is important to seek professional treatment as soon as possible to ensure the best possible outcome.

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About Dr. Thi Pham

I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Case Western Reserve University, School of Dentistry in 1998. In 2000, I completed a 1year Advance Education in General Dentistry residency program also at Case Western Reserve University, School of Dentistry. I am a firm believer in continuing education and lifelong learning. My post A.E.G.D. training includes Las Vegas Institute for Advance Dental Study, a postgraduate institution renowned for dental cosmetic training, the Misch International Implant Institute, the leader in Implant education, and the Esthetic Skin Institute, nationally recognized for training and certification of Advanced Botulinum Toxin A (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) techniques and Dermal Filler implantation, addressing both the upper and lower face.


• 20+ years of practicing dentistry
• Comprehensive, preventative and restorative care for the whole family
• Personal, caring and individualized treatment plans
• Helping patients achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile
• High-quality care and service
• Comfortable and enjoyable patient experience


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
  • Misch International Implant Institute
  • Implantology
  • Implantology and prosthetics
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