Periodontal Disease Treatment
Do you have bleeding gums, bad breath or has it been years since your last dental cleaning and visit?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may need a quick and effective treatment to eliminate the bacteria that could cause periodontal disease. Without treatment, periodontal disease can enter the bloodstream via the gums and affect other bodily organs. Watch the video below about the proposed link between cardiovascular and periodontal diseases. At Dr. Zak Dental Care – San Diego, we can create a personalized treatment plan to eliminate the infection and keep the bacteria from reinfection.
Treatment depends on the severity of the disease, but the following are all possible procedures.
1. Elimination of tartar and plaque below the gum.
2. Laser and antibiotic treatment to detoxify root surfaces where the disease is most present.
3. Flushing out pockets to ensure that the gums can healthily reattach to root surfaces.
4. Periodontal Maintenance.
5. Proper dental care, brushing and flossing, instruction.
Worried about out of pocket costs? Call our office today to check your insurance coverage and ask about our in-house dental plans.
Studies have shown that there is a link between periodontal disease and heart problems and that good oral hygiene can help control and minimize many heart conditions.
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