Periodontics Gum Disease Treatment
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Exceptional oral health care that will make your whole family smile.
Gum tissue and oral bone are the foundation for teeth, therefore maintaining their health is vital to ensuring your teeth remain healthy for a lifetime. At Greenwood Dental Arts, periodontal care focuses on keeping teeth and gums healthy with nonsurgical procedures.
Periodontal cleanings, also known as deep dental cleanings or scaling and root planing, is a specialized treatment designed to clean bacteria and buildup deep below the gum tissue where your toothbrush and floss cannot reach. Each tooth is thoroughly cleaned below the gum line, removing plaque, calculus, and harmful bacteria. Since this treatment requires cleaning below the gums, some type of dental anesthetic is typically required for comfort.
Dry Mouth Treatment
The saliva in your mouth plays an important role in your health. It breaks down food particles, works to protect your tooth enamel, and makes it possible for you to chew and swallow. A dry mouth increases your risk of developing tooth decay and other problems, and it may prevent you from getting the necessary nutrients. Some symptoms of dry mouth include difficulty chewing or swallowing, a dry, sticky, or burning feeling in the mouth, and a dry, rough tongue. Our dentists can help you manage dry mouth while we find a long-term solution. Call us today to learn how we can treat any dry mouth issues.
Oral DNA testing
A simple saliva test can reveal a great deal about your oral health as well as your body’s overall health. We use Oral DNA Testing to identify what type of bacteria is present in your mouth, allowing us to predict your susceptibility to periodontal disease, tooth decay, and other dental issues. We can then determine the best treatment to prevent damage to your teeth, gums, and oral health. To learn more about Oral DNA® testing and make your appointment with our dentists, please contact our office today. For more information about the test itself, visit Oral DNA®. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.