Non Surgical Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions.

Why is oral hygiene so important?

Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases, (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily.

Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.

Periodontal diseases can be accelerated by a number of different factors. However, it is mainly caused by the bacteria found in dental plaque, a sticky colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. If not carefully removed by daily brushing and flossing, plaque hardens into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar).

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Other important factors affecting the health of your gums include:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Clenching and grinding teeth
  • Medication
  • Poor nutrition

Periodontal Disease

Bacteria found in plaque produces toxins or poisons that irritate the gums, which may cause them to turn red, swell and bleed easily. If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth, causing pockets (spaces) to form. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss.

Preventing Gum Disease

The best way to prevent gum disease is effective daily brushing and flossing as well as regular professional examinations and cleanings. Unfortunately, even with the most diligent home dental care, people still can develop some form of periodontal disease. Once this disease starts, professional intervention is necessary to prevent its progress.

Schwanekamp Dentistry

5 out of 5 stars based on 2 Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review By Ronald G

There is nothing I can say about Dr. Dave Schmanekamp that is negative in any way. First off he is the best of the best in my opinion where at 68 years young I think I am kinda of an authority. Most important his personal skills are extraordinary. He is extremely personable, very friendly and open 24/7 to serve your needs if your experience discomfort during his office hours. In the heart of hearts I believe that everybody was born with some kind of skill set. Dr. Dave is takes tremendous pride in his work, and that is so very obvious. If soul goal is to provide all his patients with the best dental care possible, and he validates that by asking all is his patience if there 100% satisfied. His prices are reasonable, and you receive unbelievable care for the reasonable fee's he charges... One more thing: He is a consummate gentleman, and I look forward to going to going to see him, which is uncharacteristic of all personal who require Dental care.

- Ronald G

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Patient Review By Annie A

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