Periodontal treatment is designed to help prevent gum disease from spreading to your jawbone. The team at Dr. Carmichael’s dental office is pleased to offer periodontal treatments to their patients that will remove the tartar and plaque that form below and above the gum line. Tartar is formed when the sticky bacteria called plaque that is continually attacking your teeth and gums, is not removed. Even with the best attention at home, and regular brushing and flossing, plaque will form without regular dental treatment.
The periodontal treatment is used on patients who are at a higher risk for tooth loss due to periodontal disease or who have an incurable or chronic bacterial infection. At each appointment, we assess your periodontal health using depth measurements of the pockets that are around the teeth.