Treatment methods depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed. Our dental hygienists will assess your mouth for signs of gingivitis and periodontitis. Therapies include non-surgical procedures, such as scaling, root planing, or antibiotics. Advanced disease stages may require additional therapies, in which case we will refer you to a trusted specialist (periodontist) whom will coordinate treatment with Dr. Cannilla.
Once your periodontal treatment has been completed, Dr. Cannilla or a specialist may recommend that you have regular maintenance cleanings (periodontal cleanings), three to four times a year. At these cleaning appointments, the pocket depths will be carefully checked to ensure that they are healthy. Plaque and calculus that is difficult for you to remove on a daily basis will be removed from above and below the gum line.