Periodontal Disease Treatment
Do you have bleeding gums or chronic bad breath?
If you haven’t visited the dentist in years, your gums bleed, or you get bad breath, there’s a high chance that you have a serious infection knows as Periodontal Disease. If this is the case, you require quick and effective treatment to get rid of the bacteria that causes it. Not only does the bacteria harm the mouth, but it can easily enter the bloodstream and infect your other major organs. At Dr. Zak Downey Dental we do not want you to take our word for it: watch our video on the latest research linking cardiovascular disease to periodontal disease. We can help you fight this disease with a personalized treatment plan that will exterminate the infection and help prevent the bacteria from returning to the area.
Depending on the severity of the disease, the following procedures may be part of this plan.
1. Eliminating tartar and plaque below the gum - also known as scaling and root planning.
2. Detoxifying the root surfaces where the disease occurs through laser and antibiotic treatment
3. Flushing out the pockets to allow for healthy reattachment of the gums to the root surfaces.
4. Periodontal Maintenance.
5. Instruction on how to take care of your teeth at home through brushing and flossing.
We are committed to work with you to both restore your oral health and lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, as well as decrease the severity of coronary artery disease.