Our team at LIFESmiles Dental does our best to help our patients prevent gum disease and periodontal disease, but sometimes the health condition is inevitable, which is why we provide periodontal treatment in Boise, Idaho.
Gum disease and periodontal disease occurs when the plaque that resides on your teeth is never removed. As time passes by, the plaque gives you constant bad breath and also irritates your gums, which makes your gums bleed every time you brush or floss your teeth and also while you eat. If the condition is still left untreated, the plaque will irritate your gums enough to make them move away from the teeth, which makes your teeth look longer than natural. Then the plaque releases toxins into the underlying bone and those toxins begin to deteriorate the foundation that holds your teeth into place. Eventually the bone will wither away and your teeth will fall out of your mouth.
In order to prevent this disease, you will need to see Dr. Garpetti and Dr. Elliott every six months for a professional dental cleaning. During these appointments, they will remove the plaque that lives on your teeth and will eliminate the risks associated with gum and periodontal disease. If you are indeed suffering from this condition, your dentists currently offer a scaling and root planing technique that deeply cleans your teeth and removes the plaque while you are under a local anesthetic.
To learn more about how we can help you with our periodontal treatment, call our office now!