Dr. Eric Goldberg takes periodontal disease very seriously, and we offer non-surgical methods to help treat the condition.
Periodontal disease is a condition that develops if you ignore the growing plaque on your teeth. If the plaque remains on your teeth and you do not frequently attend dental cleanings, the substance can be very harmful to your oral cavity. As time passes by, the plaque releases toxins into the mouth and irritates the gums, making them shrivel and move away from the teeth. Eventually, the toxins break down the bone in the mouth and loosen the tooth, which ultimately leads to your teeth falling out.
In order to prevent this, we ask you to come into the dental practice of Eric Goldberg, DDS for a professional cleaning every six months. Your dentist or hygienist will scrape the surfaces of your teeth and remove the plaque. If your oral condition is beyond the point that a cleaning would not be beneficial, we offer a scaling and root planing technique that can help the situation. Your dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb your mouth. Then, the plaque and tartar above and below the gum line are scraped away and the rough spots on your teeth are smoothed.
To learn more about periodontic treatment in Exton, Pennsylvania, call our office today!