There are many forms of periodontal therapy. The method chosen … Periodontal therapy ranges from conservative non-surgical treatment to surgical therapy. …
There are many forms of periodontal therapy. The method chosen for treatment will be decided after a comprehensive examination, x-ray evaluation, and discussion of the treatment options with the patient. I believe that it is very important to have the patient fully involved in the treatment planning. Educated patients have more successful results. Periodontal therapy ranges from conservative non-surgical treatment to surgical therapy. A majority of the periodontal treatment methods are designed to eliminate a bacteria infection around the teeth. The cause of this infection is the accumulation of bacteria (plaque) on the root surface below the gum line. This bacteria needs to be removed to stop the infection that causes damage to the connective tissue (gums), and bone.
Non Surgical Therapy
Non-surgical therapy is usually the starting point to remove the germs and associated infection. Root planing is the proper term for this non-surgical treatment. Terms like deep cleaning, and deep scaling are often used to describe the same technique. A local anesthetic is administered prior to the root planing. Once anesthetized, the patient is totally comfortable during the procedure. The idea of root planning is to slide different instruments below the gum line into the areas of infection (pockets) and remove the bacteria on the root surface. We are also removing the outer layer of the root surface which has soaked up some of the toxins the bacteria has produced. When the bacteria and the contaminated outer layer of the root have been removed, the root surface grows back and new fibers