Periodontal Therapy

Effective Periodontal Therapy in Las Vegas NV

Understanding  Periodontal Disease and Periodontal Therapy 

Periodontal disease is also known as gum disease, a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the tissues that support the teeth. This is caused by bacteria in dental plaque, a sticky film forming on the teeth and gums.  

This disease develops when plaque is not removed through regular brushing and flossing, hardening into tartar (calculus) — which can only be removed by a dentist.

Our expert team at Millennium Dental has decades of experience and expertise in periodontal disease treatment and the practice of periodontal therapy. 

There are several stages in periodontal disease:   

  1. Gingivitis, the initial stage of gum disease: This is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. The good news, however,  is that at this stage, the damage is reversible with regular professional cleanings and diligent oral hygiene. In this initial stage, patients are advised about the importance of early detection and intervention in maintaining gum health. 
  2. Periodontitis: When left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, where the infection spreads beneath the gumline, causing inflammation and damage to the teeth’s supporting structures, such as the gums, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone.   

    If periodontitis continues without treatment it can escalate into causing significant gum recession, loose teeth, and eventually tooth loss, which in turn can cause trouble with eating, speaking, and the appearance of your smile.

Several factors can increase the risk of developing periodontal disease,  including smoking,  poor oral hygiene, genetic predisposition,  hormonal changes,  diabetes,  certain medications,  and immune-suppressing conditions.  When proactive steps are taken to reduce these factors,  patients empower themselves to prevent periodontal disease.

Periodontal Therapy, Other Related Therapies and Treatments 

Periodontal therapy aims to manage and treat periodontal disease, restore gum health, and prevent further progression. Further,  It also aims to reduce inflammation, eliminate infection-causing bacteria, and restore the health and function of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth.

With this therapy, scaling and root planing ( deep cleaning) may be involved:  a non-surgical procedure removing plaque and tartar above and below the gum line ( scaling).   As it smoothes the root surfaces of the teeth  (root planing),  it also removes bacterial toxins for plaque buildup prevention.

  • Surgical Treatments
    In advanced periodontal disease, surgical interventions may be required to access and remove tartar deposits, reduce pocket depths, regenerate lost bone and soft tissue, and improve gum health and appearance.     
  • Antibiotic Therapy
    Antibiotics may be prescribed to treat bacterial infections in the gums. These can be given orally, topically (as mouth rinses), or directly into periodontal pockets (as gels or chips) to combat the bacteria that cause gum disease.   
  • Periodontal Maintenance  
    After scaling and root planing, patients may need to schedule regular periodontal maintenance appointments to monitor their gum health and prevent periodontal disease recurrence. Professional dental cleanings and periodontal evaluations are standard features of these appointments. 

Here at Millennium Dental, we understand that periodontal therapy is crucial in the expert management and treatment of periodontal disease. It preserves oral health and halts the progression of the disease to more severe stages. Early detection and intervention are keys to successful periodontal treatment and maintaining a healthy smile. This is why we highly recommend regular dental exams and professional cleanings, which play a significant role and are instrumental in both the prevention and management of periodontal disease.

Visit Millennium Dental For Expert  Periodontal Therapy Treatments

Millennium Dental is the ultimate destination for top-tier periodontal treatments and procedures, and unparalleled personalized care tailored to your specific needs. 

As Las Vegas’ top dental aesthetic wellness center, our dentist is not just skilled; he is experienced! Equipped with full, extensive training in surgical and non-surgical periodontal procedures, we ensure you receive the best care for your gums. As a forerunner in dental innovation, we employ advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology for effective treatments promoting oral health. 

Here at the Millennium Dental, we don’t just offer a few periodontal treatments; we provide a complete range. We have everything from routine dental cleanings to complex surgical interventions and dental implant procedures. Experience our personalized treatment plans to ensure the best possible results for your smile.

Don’t just trust anyone with your smile; trust the experts at Millennium Dental. Experience how specialized periodontal care can transform your smile. Make an appointment today and take the first step toward a healthier, happier smile.