Drew Family Dentistry
Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
Protect Your Health
With all of the amazing, advanced procedures we can provide in dentistry, it is important to realize everything starts with the foundation or periodontal tissues around the teeth. In addition to supporting the teeth, research has demonstrated a significant correlation between the health of the periodontal tissues and overall systemic health. Our highly trained staff at Drew Family Dentistry is skilled in recognizing and treating the periodontal disease to minimize its effects on oral and general health. Our hygienists offer two types of periodontal treatment customized to each patient’s individual needs.
- Prophylaxis (Dental Cleaning) – We offer gentle, yet effective dental cleanings to our patients. This is one of the most important types of dental appointments because it can prevent several oral diseases including gingivitis, periodontal disease, and dental caries (cavities).
Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning) – This service is for patients who already have periodontal disease (bone loss around the teeth). Our hygienists are highly trained in utilizing instruments such as ultrasonics and lasers during treatment to maximize your outcome and minimize discomfort.