Gum Disease Treatment in
Hillsboro, Oregon

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Gum Disease Treatment in Hillsboro, OR

Gum Disease Treatment at Today's Dental in Hillsboro, Oregon

If you need periodontal services, Today's Dental has you covered. No need to travel far outside Hillsboro for these services. We’re open Monday to Friday when most offices in the area are closed on Fridays, making it easy to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

What is Periodontics?

Periodontics is a specialized area of dentistry that treats the area that surrounds the tooth, which includes the gums, jawbones, and supporting ligaments. This difference between modern dentistry and periodontics is that modern dentistry focuses on giving you a whiter, brighter, healthier smile. Even with all of that, more than half of Americans still suffer from gum disease. Periodontics focuses on giving patients a healthier mouth on a much deeper level.

Do I Need Gum Disease Treatment?

Anyone who suffers from gum disease on any level is a candidate for periodontal services. Symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Red gums
  • Swollen or puffy gums
  • Tenderness in the gums
  • Gums that bleed easily during routine brushing and flossing
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Gums that recede from the teeth, creating pockets that fill with bacteria and pus

Even with a strict oral hygiene routine and staying on top of regular dental appointments, more and more patients still have signs of periodontal disease. Anyone who has moderate to severe periodontal disease should see a dentist right away.

What Can I Expect During My Gum Disease Treatment?

It starts with a professional cleaning. In the very early stages of gingivitis, a member of our team will perform a professional cleaning. This will help determine if your teeth and gums are healthy or if you need to see a periodontist. A periodontist will then perform a deep cleaning which includes scaling and root planing.

If your gum disease is beyond gingivitis, the next step for treatment will be a more in-depth cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing. This treatment is done with more than one visit. Scaling is when your dentist or hygienist removes plaque or tartar down to the bottom of each periodontal pocket. Root planing is when the root surfaces of your teeth are smoothed, or “planed,” to allow the gum tissue to heal.

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