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Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy O'Fallon MOKeeping your gums in optimal health is vitally important. When these soft tissues of your mouth are compromised, you can suffer from gum disease, gum recession, bone loss and even tooth loss. At Riverheart Family Dentistry, we provide the latest methods in periodontal therapy, ensuring our patients retain a smile that is confident, beautiful and healthy through a lifetime. Dr. Schwarz is qualified and experienced to treat all stages of gum disease, whether you are suffering from gingivitis or advanced periodontitis. As part of our general dental treatments, we offer comprehensive gum therapy so that you can avoid more serious dental complications and save your natural smile.

Treatment for Periodontitis

Gum disease is a chronic oral infection that progressively worsens if not treated appropriately. Not only is periodontitis an active infection in your mouth, but it can also lead to other inflammatory conditions in your body. At Riverheart Family Dentistry, we provide the most minimally invasive treatment methods for periodontitis. Our gum treatment technology allows us to provide a safer and more comfortable experience for our patients with improved, long-term results.

Deep Cleaning, Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a term used to describe a deep cleaning. It remains one of the most effective treatments for early stages of gum disease. A scaling and root planing can successfully remove plaque and calculus from beneath the gum line and it smooths out the rough surfaces of the tooth to encourage gum tissue reattachment. This procedure can help reduce periodontal pocket depths up to two or three millimeters on average. When performing a scaling and root planing, Dr. Schwarz uses gentle, yet powerful methods to restore the health of your gums.

If you need help preventing, treating or managing your gum disease, contact Riverheart Family Dentistry today. We are equipped to treat patients of all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics. To keep your dental care as hassle free as possible, our office offers convenient scheduling and flexible financing options.