Effective treatment options for gum disease
Patients diagnosed with gum disease in Evansville, IN, can come in and see Dr. James Woodyard for advanced periodontal care. Dr. Woodyard is the only Board Certified Diplomate of the Academy of Periodontology in the area and offers gum disease treatment and periodontal maintenance services. Restore your gums with a scaling and root planing treatment and keep your gums healthy with periodontal maintenance visits.
Scaling and Root Planing
Dr. Woodyard often recommends scaling and root planing for gum disease, a nonsurgical treatment option that effectively removes plaque and tartar buildup while smoothing out the surface of the tooth. This procedure can reduce pocket depth by up to three millimeters. It is most effective for patients in the early stages of gum disease and results are easy to maintain with a diligent home care regimen.
If you have already been treated for gum disease, either with laser therapy or scaling and root planing treatment, Dr. Woodyard may set you up with a periodontal maintenance plan. A series of deep cleanings, regular checkups and prescription products will reduce the risk of the infection returning. A proper home care routine combined with regular dental cleanings will also help keep gum disease away.