Periodontal Therapy in
O'Fallon, Missouri

Keeping 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.

Gum Disease Treatment in O'Fallon, MO

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.

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in O'Fallon

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Michelle S.

Best dental experience ever! Brittany was so sweet, gentle and comforting. I normally put off going to the dentist, but after I read all the reviews I decided to make an apt. I am very glad I did! Going back to get my crown 👑 Thank you Dr Travis and Brittany!
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Mystery M.

I have been to several dentists over the years. This is one of the best! They are friendly...even at 7am! I love the atmosphere, kindness, and professionalism. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a new family dentist!
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Juliana B.

Riverheart Family Dentristy is a really great place and is a very hospitable environment for everyone! The workers are very nice and hardworking! I’m really glad that they are my dentist and take great control of my teeth!
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