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Periodontal Disease Annapolis

Periodontal TherapyAn Overview

Periodontal Disease Treatment in AnnapolisHealthy gums are the foundation for a healthy smile. If the picture that we envision is a beautiful and healthy smile, then the gums are the frame to that portrait. Routine dental care is important for the health of your gums and your teeth.

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, has a significant impact on the overall health of the individual. The effects of gum disease have been documented in numerous scientific journals.

Gum Health Affects Overall Health

In our office, all new patient exams include a thorough periodontal health screening. If there are concerns, we have the ability to manage many levels of periodontal infection. A multi-pronged approach works best, combining education, in office treatments, medications and enhanced oral hygiene skills.

Our dental hygienists are highly trained and participate in continuing education to stay up to date with the latest techniques in gum disease management. We are committed to improving your oral health and compassionate about providing the personalized care you need to enjoy long term gum health.

Equally as important to treating active disease is maintaining your current health. This is particularly important after recent restorations, pregnancies and other changes in your medical health. Preventative care can intercept concerns before they become problems. Early intervention treatment is far more predictable and conservative than treatment for active disease.

Contact us at 443–276–4094 or request an appointment online for more information about the management of periodontal disease.

Periodontal Therapy What to Expect

Dr. Finlay and Dr. Anderson provide a range of treatment options for gum disease. Your periodontal therapy will be tailored to your unique needs and designed to restore and/or repair affected gum tissue. We will work with you to address any lifestyle habit or medical concerns that may be affecting the health of your gums, providing individualized oral hygiene advice to maintain gum health between visits.

Treatment options can include:

  • Antibacterial rinses: for mild gum disease, or gingivitis, the use of an antibacterial rinse at home can reduce harmful bacteria and halt disease progression.
  • Scaling and root planing: a more intense cleaning, this in office procedure removes plaque and tartar from developing or deepened gum pockets and the tooth roots.
  • Laser dentistry: if gum disease is progressed to periodontitis or gum tissue has become damaged, a dental laser can be used to restore health and stimulate the healing response.
  • Oral surgery: for patients with complex periodontitis, we may refer you to a local oral surgeon to repair the gums.
Dr. Scott Finlay

Why choose Scott Finlay DDS & Associates?

Annapolis dentists Dr. Scott Finlay and Dr. Christopher Anderson have over 40 years of combined experience in addition to their ongoing commitment to continuing education. Dr. Finlay is one of few area dentists who have achieved Accreditation status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Our Arnold family dentist office offers personalized, comprehensive dental care in a warm, caring environment. Using advanced technology and digital diagnostics, our team of dental professionals works with you one on one. Our goal is to help you enjoy a smile that is healthy, functional and aesthetically pleasing.