What is periodontal therapy, and when does a patient need it?

Taking good care of the smile is essential to avoid developing conditions such as gum disease or periodontal disease. However, if it does develop, it requires immediate treatment. Periodontal therapy is often the first step for Lakeside, California, area patients who have been diagnosed with this infection and want to keep the problem from worsening with time.

What is periodontal therapy?

Dr. Arnold Cutler of Arnold Cutler DDS in Lakeside, California, describes periodontal therapy as the treatment process required to address gum disease or periodontal disease, or even the earlier stages known as gingivitis. Using a laser device, patients can treat the bacteria present in the smile in an attempt to restore their oral health and wellness. However, sometimes, it is too late, so early detection and treatment of periodontal disease is critical.

What can I expect from periodontal therapy?

Our office is pleased to offer non-surgical periodontal treatment for those diagnosed with gingivitis, gum disease, or periodontitis. Instead of more traditional treatments such as scaling and root planing, the laser treatment for gum disease will provide the same results with less discomfort, less bleeding, and faster recovery time than conventional scaling and root planing performed at other dental offices. We can walk you through the process so there are no surprises while sitting in the dental chair receiving your treatment.

How do I know if I need laser treatment for gum disease?

Periodontal therapy is often recommended to patients who have been diagnosed with an infection in the smile and require treatment to bring the smile back to proper health. The condition can be reversed in the earlier stages, while later stages are left uncured. These patients will need to visit regularly for periodontal maintenance to keep the infection from worsening with time.

Schedule an appointment at Arnold Cutler DDS today!

If you are a resident of Lakeside, California, or the surrounding communities of San Diego, La Mesa, Ramona, Santee, or El Cajon and want to speak with Dr. Arnold Cutler and his team about periodontal therapy, call (619) 815-3592 to request a visit to 9927 Channel Road. Our facility is open to new patients and can assist with this and many other restorative dental procedures.