Is Periodontal Therapy Worth it?

If you have periodontal disease, it can get worse quickly when left untreated. Periodontal therapy is designed to stop the disease in its tracks, and at Springfield Dental Group, our steps to correct the condition include:

  • Removing tartar, plaque and calculus from the surface of the teeth, including below the gums as well as above them
  • Mitigate or outright eliminate gum swelling
  • Reduce the periodontal pocket
  • Boost the level of oral hygiene to prevent the disease from spreading

Our Process for Periodontal Therapy

Once we’re through the initial consultation, we’ll chart a course forward to achieve the above objectives

Questions We Ask:

  • What approach will be most effective for the patient?
  • How much damage has the periodontal disease caused?


Usually, we’ll start out with a thorough cleaning. Next, we proceed into scaling and root planing, cleaning the roots of the teeth. We normally break this up into two appointments in order to do a thorough job. In severe cases, we may continue into a round of antibiotics or other adjunct therapy to halt the progression of the disease.

Next we’ll bring you back for a fine scale appointment where we check on the healing of your gum tissue. We’ll also follow up to ensure the patient maintains a strong oral hygiene regimen so the disease doesn’t come back.

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Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

  • Plaque and tarter buildup above and below gums
  • Halitosis
  • Pain during chewing
  • Swelling, bleeding or receding of the gums
  • Loosening or loss of teeth

*Periodontal disease has a long list of possible symptoms; the above are just the most common ones. We strongly recommend consulting with a professional to determine if you have periodontal disease.

For questions about periodontal disease and our methods for treating it, or to schedule a consultation, contact Springfield Dental Group today.

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