Maintaining good oral health is key for the longevity and preservation of your teeth. Good oral hygiene can include regular professional cleanings, oral exams, and an effective at-home regimen. However, oral health goes beyond the condition of your teeth. Your gums, and the bone that supports your teeth, are also essential for overall oral health. Periodontal disease (also called gum disease or gingivitis) refers to an infection of the supportive tissues of the mouth due to toxic bacteria found in plaque. Many individuals suffer from some degree of gum disease, and, if left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss, break down of the soft tissue in the mouth and jaw, and other significant health problems. Dr. LoSasso can provide the necessary form of perio therapy tailored to your needs.
What is Perio Therapy?
Perio therapy, or periodontal therapy, is a solution that can take different forms for promoting dental hygiene. It is designed to restore gum tissue to a healthy level. Various methods of perio therapy can include treatments for combating disease from spreading within the gums, and even preventing tooth loss. There are both surgical and non-surgical options that are designed to help restore your gums and supportive tissue to optimum health.
Perio Therapy Types
Treatment options can range from surgical to non-surgical including:
- Deep cleanings
- Scaling and root planing
- Gum grafting
- Periodontal laser treatment
- Dental implants
Maintaining Oral Health
An effective way to avoid periodontal disease is by maintaining oral health and eliminating dental plaque. The best way to do so is through a daily cleaning regimen of effective brushing and flossing, as well as regular professional cleanings with Dr. LoSasso. Regular visits can prevent existing decay from worsening, and help to identify early signs of gum disease before they are able to progress.
If you are interested in learning more about effective perio therapy options, we can help. Reach out to us here at Brevard Smiles in Indian Harbour Beach and Rockledge, Florida to learn more about the advanced preventative treatments that we offer. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at one of our Florida offices for a radiantly healthy smile!