Non-Surgical Gum Treatments


Non-Surgical Gum treatments

In 2011, the American Academy of Periodontology published the Comprehensive Periodontal Therapy Statement, which recommends that all adults receive an annual comprehensive evaluation of their periodontal health.
A Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation, or CPE, is a way to assess your periodontal health by examining:
Your teeth
Your plaque
Your gums
Your bite
Your bone structure
Your risk factors

When Legends Family Dental, performs this evaluation, they will look at these six areas to determine the state of your periodontal health.

See our Periodontal page for the different great services we have to get the treatment your teeth deserve.
Scaling and root planing is a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins. Scaling and root planing is sometimes followed by adjunctive therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials, systemic antibiotics, and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis. Most periodontists would agree that after scaling and root planing, many patients do not require any further active treatment. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health.