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Periodontal Care in Carlsbad
Comprehensive & Gentle Periodontal Care
Periodontal care is specialized dental care to treat or prevent further complications of periodontal or gum disease. We treat periodontal patients with specific treatments to help restore their oral health and prevent further complications. Plus, state-of-the-art EMS Airflow Therapy allows us to perform advanced dental cleanings to remove biofilm from the teeth and below the gum line, helping prevent or stop the acceleration of gum disease.
Every wellness exam includes periodontal charting, allowing us to catch gum disease as early as possible. If gum disease is detected, we have several treatment options to slow the progression of the disease and help improve your oral health.
More Frequent Cleanings
For many of our periodontal clients, we recommend more frequent cleanings, specifically using our EMS Airflow Therapy that provides a deeper clean than traditional methods.
Scaling and root planing is another technique we can use to remove hard-to-reach bacteria and calculus buildup from below your gum surface. Scaling involves removing all the plaque and tartar down to the pocket of your gum line. Root planing involves smoothing out your roots to help your gums reattach to your teeth after this process; we use a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout the process.
In cases of severe infection, placing topical antibiotics beneath the gum line can be an effective and necessary treatment.