Types of Periodontal Treatment in Hilton Head

Periodontal treatment involves the treatment of gum tissue that has signs of chronic inflammation and, in some instances, the diseased bone surrounding a tooth or teeth. Without treatment, the bone surrounding teeth can erode, leading to teeth becoming loose and, eventually, tooth loss. Some cases can be controlled with root planing and scaling performed by dental hygienists or the dentist that doesn’t involve surgery. Other, more severe cases require surgical procedures performed by a periodontist. We will discuss your periodontal health with you and devise a plan to help you maintain healthy gums.