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Eliminate Gum Disease with Periodontal Therapy

Most of us are familiar with all the different dental health problems that can affect our pearly whites – but did you know that over 75% of Americans today are suffering from gum disease? Gum disease (also often referred to as periodontal disease) seems like a relatively harmless condition at first, but if left untreated, it can cause devastating dental health issues down the road, including tooth loss. Even worse, gum disease often exhibits no noticeable symptoms until it’s progressed to the last, most destructive stage. Here at Zahner Dental, our team works as hard as possible to keep our patients from reaching that crucial last level. With non-surgical periodontal therapy at our Ellington, CT office, we can ensure that you and your family’s gums stay healthy and happy throughout the years.

How do I know if I have gum disease?

Here are some common symptoms:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Gums that consistently bleed when brushing or flossing
  • Persistent bad breath that doesn’t improve with mouthwash or brushing
  • Receding gums
  • Pockets of pus that form between your gums and teeth

If one more of these sound familiar, please contact our Ellington office as soon as possible. Of course, it’s important to remember that several cases of gum disease won’t exhibit any noticeable symptoms. That’s why regular check-ups at Zahner Dental are crucial to catching the condition before it begins to cause serious damage.

Drs. Warren, Shawn, and Jonathan Zahner take gum disease very seriously; that’s why they and their staff keep a close eye on your gums at all times. During cleanings, one of our hygienists will thoroughly inspect your mouth for any tell-tale signs. We’ll also ensure that your gums are healthy before planning restorative or cosmetic dentistry treatments.

So what happens when we discover that you’re suffering from gum disease? For mild to moderate cases, we can provide non-surgical periodontal therapy. For many patients, a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and tartar from pockets in the gums is enough to heal the area. This process is referred to as scaling and root planing. We can then supplement your treatment with medication and improved oral hygiene care to ensure that your symptoms don’t return. After this, you’ll only need to return to our Ellington, CT office periodically to receive follow-up care. We use the most conservative and minimally invasive procedures available to treat gum disease, resulting in a comfortable experience for you and your loved ones.

Don’t let gum disease ruin an otherwise healthy smile! The dental team at Zahner Dental is committed to providing you with thorough care that doesn’t let any damage slip through the cracks, whether we’re working on your teeth, gums, or even bite. Contact our Ellington, CT office to schedule your periodontal therapy today. Your oral health is worth it.