What treatments are available for gum disease patients?
Without diligent care, you may be putting your smile at risk of developing serious issues that can result in irreversible damage. This includes gingivitis and advanced periodontitis. These conditions are infections that develop in the gum tissues and spread throughout the mouth, causing the loss of gum tissue, jawbone, and even natural teeth. Drs. Chase Yerger and Diana Stewart and their team at Yerger Family Dental in Miles City, Montana, work routinely with patients at risk of losing the health of their smile due to periodontal disease and provide them with effective treatment options to choose from.
What gum disease treatment is right for me?
Before our team determines the best gum disease treatment for an individual, we first evaluate the smile to determine what type of condition has developed and what stage it has reached. More advanced gum disease will require a different treatment than early-stage gum disease known as gingivitis. Treatment for gingivitis often includes a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums to remove plaque and the use of antibiotics to address the infection. This type of condition is reversible when caught in the earlier stages. As the condition advances, it becomes more serious and damaging. Later-stage periodontitis requires antibiotics and a procedure known as “scaling and root planing.” Scaling and root planing is a deeper clean that reduces pocket depth and bacteria in the smile.
Do you have early or advanced gum disease and need treatment?
Drs. Chase Yerger and Diana Stewart and their team at Yerger Family Dental are committed to providing patients with a wide selection of services designed to improve oral health and wellness. With a diagnosis of periodontal disease, it is vital that you connect with a dental professional to address the problem and improve the health of the teeth and gums.
Call (406) 232-2214 to request an appointment at the office, which is open to our new and returning patients in the communities of Miles City, Colstrip, Forsyth, Glendive, Jordan, Circle, Wolf Point, Terry, and Baker, MT.