Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal oral diseases are infections of the structures around the teeth including gums, periodontal ligaments, and alveolar bone. Cases range from Gingivitis in the mildest stages, to Periodontitis in the most severe stages.

Treatment typically includes removal of tartar and other deposits with processes known as scaling and root planing as a first step. Other methods include delivery of hydrogen peroxide beneath the gum line with a water pick. Oral antibiotics may be administered in certain cases where warranted.

Dr. Ray advocates preventative measures such as regular tooth cleanings, proper brushing and flossing habits, and occasional full mouth debridements, scaling and root planing (also known as deep cleaning).