Periodontal (gum) treatment is an investment in your health. In addition to causing tooth loss, scientists now suspect periodontal disease may be linked to other conditions such as coronary artery disease. After examining your gums, Dr. Michael Payne will determine what type of gum treatment will best help you to prevent damage from periodontal disease. Treatment could range from a prophylaxis or “simple teeth cleaning” to deeper cleanings, called scaling and root planning, when the disease is more advanced. Treating periodontal problems will help you achieve a healthy mouth and help prevent tooth loss. In fact, with the appropriate initial treatment, proper home care, and regular follow-up dental visits, a great majority of patients can keep their teeth for a lifetime.
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