Periodontal Therapy in Castle Rock
You may be suffering from gum disease right now and not even know it. That’s how sneaky this common problem can be. We recommend that you visit our Castle Rock, WA dental office regularly for dental exams, during which we’ll look for gum disease and make recommendations about your need for periodontal therapy. Periodontal therapy is how we non-surgically treat mild to moderate gum disease. We also offer surgical periodontal therapy in the form of flap procedures and guided tissue regeneration. If you have gum disease, you’re in good hands at Cowlitz River Dental.
Do I Have Gum Disease?
If you notice that your gums bleed when you brush or floss, you should definitely make an appointment with Cowlitz River Dental to discuss the possibility of periodontal therapy. This is almost always a sign of gum disease. Our team will provide a definite diagnosis during your visit.
What Happens If I’m Diagnosed With Gum Disease?
There are several different possible treatments, and the one we choose will depend on the level of disease. We might recommend more diligent flossing, non-surgical periodontal therapy, or a flap procedure. One of the things we are careful to do is to determine your body's response to treatment and resistance to gum disease so we can treat at the simplest level possible.
For patients who need surgical periodontal therapy, Cowlitz River Dental offers flap procedures. Flap procedure periodontal therapy involves pulling back the soft tissue to deep clean far below the gum line. The soft tissue is then placed back over the tooth roots. At Cowlitz River Dental in Castle Rock, WA, we offer a number of oral surgery options for those suffering with soft tissue and bone damage. Because gum disease can damage the bone if left untreated for too long, your periodontal therapy may also include bone grafting or guided tissue regeneration.
Explore your options for gum disease treatment at Cowlitz River Dental – make an appointment with Dr. Kennington today. Our Castle Rock location serves patients from southwestern Washington communities in and around Lewis and Cowlitz Counties and northwestern Oregon communities in and around Columbia County. In order to make sure your smile stays as healthy as possible, we offer periodontal therapy as part of our general dentistry care.