Periodontal disease is an infection of the supporting structures of your teeth. In most cases it is a chronic condition, and bacterial destruction of gum and bone takes place over many years until the teeth become so loose that they need to be removed. Early detection can help to greatly reduce the effects of periodontal disease therefore every patient at Blue Sky receives a periodontal screening as part of their clinical assessment.
Treatment of periodontal disease focuses on the removal of pathogenic bacteria and an assessment of exacerbating factors such as uncontrolled diabetes and cigarette smoking. In many cases it is possible to reverse the destructive effects of periodontal disease and reach a stable, healthy outcome. Where irreversible damage has occurred, we offer a variety of options to restore your dentition to one that is healthy, functional, and aesthetically-pleasing.« Back to General Treatments