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Periodontal Disease, Roscommon

Scientific research continues to support the direct relationship between gum disease and serious systemic diseases.  The most successful methods of maintaining your oral health are through the use of effective daily oral hygiene including brushing and flossing, as well as regularly scheduled professional cleanings and examinations.

Periodontal disease can be extremely destructive since most people to not feel any pain associated with it which is why it is so important to see your dentist every 6 months.  After age 30, your chances of gum disease increase dramatically. The good news is that our periodontal therapy program is one of the most complete of its kind.

• Our examination includes a careful check of your gumline, precise pocket depth measurements and an inspection of your bone line and mobility of teeth.

• Our advanced nonsurgical treatment includes proper oral hygiene education, antibiotics, bite correction, scaling, root planing and splinting. It also includes the convenience of having your whole dental team in one place.

• Additionally, we may recommend Arestin® as part of your therapy. It’s an FDA-approved treatment for periodontitis that easily and effectively kills the germs that cause periodontal disease.

• Patient education is an important part of our practice. We can help you avoid gum disease.