Perio and non-surgical treatment
Periodontal disease is an infection in the gums that is prevalent in people over 35 years of age. Unhealthy gums can lead to pain, gum damage, bone loss and future tooth loss. Periodontal disease is a red flag and potential for stroke and heart disease. Dr. Hudson and his trained professional hygienists can provide a special type of cleaning called “Scaling and Root Planing” with other adjunctive antibiotic procedures to help manage this disease. The cleaning may take two to four or more visits and you may need local anesthesia. The doctor and hygienist will design a soft tissue management program, a non-surgical approach to control periodontal disease. There is no CURE for periodontal disease; it can only be managed.