What is periodontal therapy?
Dr. Bryce Eagar of St. George, Utah, is a dentist at Gateway Oral Health Center who focuses on ensuring patients have the tools and services available to maintain healthy smiles. This includes education and treatment for periodontal disease. This serious infection can wreak havoc on the smile, affecting the bone of the jaw, the natural gum tissues, and the permanent adult teeth. With proper care and attention, patients can avoid the development of periodontal disease or, if the condition has already developed, find appropriate periodontal therapy used to treat the problem and prevent progression. Our team is here to educate you on periodontal disease and help you spot the signs of the condition to effectively find a treatment that will reverse the problem and bring the smile back to health.
Understanding periodontal disease and the various types
There are two main kinds of periodontal disease that may be diagnosed: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is a milder form of the disease that only affects the gums. Periodontitis is a more severe form of the condition that can affect both the gums and the bone that supports the teeth.
How to prevent gingivitis and gum disease
The most effective method to prevent periodontal disease is to practice good oral hygiene. This means brushing your teeth, preferably twice a day, flossing daily, and using mouthwash. It’s also necessary to see your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
If you already have periodontal disease, treatments are available to help control it. These include scaling and root planing (a deep cleaning), antibiotics, and surgery. This also includes laser periodontal surgery, which is performed by Dr. Eagar and his team at Gateway Oral Health Center.
Who can I reach to learn more about how to stop gum disease progression?
If you think you might have periodontal disease, make an appointment to see Dr. Bryce Eagar and his team at Gateway Oral Health Center of St. George, UT. They can evaluate your symptoms and develop a treatment plan that’s right for you based on your unique needs. The office is located at 720 South River Road, Suite B-210, and is open to new patients who call (435) 656-0255 for an appointment.