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Periodontal Maintenance and Gum Disease Treatments

Restore Your Oral Health With Periodontal Treatments in Jacksonville, NC

Periodontal Maintenance

Patients diagnosed with gum disease need to take extra special care of their gums and teeth after the initial treatment is complete. We provide periodontal maintenance treatments that include cleaning deep below the gum line using special tools and providing patients with at-home products to keep an infection at bay. Even if you have good oral hygiene habits, there is still a risk that the infection can return. We recommend coming in for regular maintenance cleanings — up to three or four times a year instead of the standard two times a year — to keep gum disease from advancing.

  • Scaling and Root Planing

    If you have developed deep pockets around the teeth because of plaque and tartar buildup, scaling and root planing therapy can restore your oral health. Your risk of tooth loss increases significantly with pocket depth so periodontal therapy may be absolutely necessary when we discover that you are developing pockets around the teeth. We use ultrasonic tools and specialized instruments to remove plaque and tartar so that the gums can heal. We will smooth out the surface of the teeth so that the gums can reattach to the teeth easily. This non-surgical treatment can reduce pocket depth by up to three millimeters.

  • Gingivectomy

    You may be a good candidate for a gingivectomy in Jacksonville, NC if you have excessive gum tissue or periodontal pockets that have not responded to other periodontal treatments. This gum reshaping procedure involves cutting away infected gums and reshaping the gum line. A gingivectomy may be the best course of action when a patient has gum disease or gum tissue overgrowth. It is performed under local anesthesia right in our office.

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Dr. Reese is a great dentist. Hands on and really seems to genuinely care about his patients. I will continue to recommend his and Dr. Futrell's practice.

Lisa L.
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Learn more about periodontal maintenance treatments and gingivectomies in Jacksonville, NC by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Futrell or Dr. Reese today.

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