You deserve the best care possible for your teeth and gums. That’s why our professional and caring dentists offer periodontal services and treatment for patients in need of more specialized care.
What Is Periodontics?
Your teeth are complex. They are made up of layers. The very center of a tooth is known as the pulp. This sensitive area is made up of connective tissue, vascular and nervous system elements. The pulp extends down through the tooth roots into the surrounding tissue through strings of nerves and blood vessels that supply the tooth with nutrients.
Surrounding the innermost layer of pulp is the dentin, which serves to protect the pulp. The outermost layer of the tooth is known as the enamel. Enamel is the hardest layer of the tooth. It protects the dentin and subsequently the pulp. All of these layers together make up what we know as teeth.
But our teeth would be nothing without the supporting structures that hold them in place. Periodontics is the study of those structures, particularly the gums. Periodontal disease is infection of the gums which most often leads to the infection of the tooth.
At our Oregon dental office, we have doctors with the necessary knowledge to prevent, diagnose, and treat periodontal disease, otherwise known as gum disease.
Treatment of Periodontal Disease at Hollywood Family Dentistry
Our trained professionals will proactively search for any signs of early onset periodontal disease. The disease commonly occurs when patients don’t consistently maintain good oral habits like brushing and flossing regularly.
As such, when we notice signs of periodontal disease, treatment involves cleaning deeply and carefully around the teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can seriously affect the bone of the surrounding, infected area.
You can trust our talented team of dentists to provide you with the best care and treatment available. Together, we will watch out for signs of disease, fight off any potential early signs, and if necessary, create a treatment plan.
Give Us a Call to Start Your Periodontal Treatment with Our Skilled Dentist Today
Questions about periodontal disease and treatment? Give us a call today. We’re here to answer all your questions and concerns.