Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy by Charleston Dental Associates

Charleston Dental Associates offers non-surgical periodontal therapy for our clients across the Charleston SC area.

“Periodontal literally means ‘around the teeth.’ Periodontology or periodontics is the specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, such as the gums, as well as diseases and conditions that affect them.” Wikipedia

Signs of Periodontal Disease

What are some signs of periodontal disease? According to the NIH, symptoms include bad breath that won’t go away, red or swollen gums, tender or bleeding gums, painful chewing, loose teeth, sensitive teeth and receding gums.

As we said previously, the primary goal of preventive dentistry is to keep disease from occurring. The earlier and more proactively we can treat your gums the easier, less invasive and less expensive those treatments tend to be. This happens to be a primary goal of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP):

“The American Academy of Periodontology treatment guidelines stress that periodontal health should be achieved in the least invasive and most cost-effective manner. This is often accomplished through non-surgical periodontal treatment. Non-surgical periodontal treatment does have its limitations. When it does not achieve periodontal health, surgery may be indicated to restore periodontal health.”

Less Invasive Gum Therapy by Charleston Dental Associates

In preventive dentistry, it pays to be proactive. So Charleston Dental Associates encourages our patients to make periodontal care a part of their dental treatment program. Contact us to learn more about how good periodontal health contributes to your overall wellbeing.