Here at Oregon Coast Dental Care, we are proud to offer periodontal dentistry.
Periodontics is a field of dentistry which specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants.
We offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (in which the infected surface of the root is cleaned) or root surface debridement (in which damaged tissue is removed).
During the first visit, we usually review the patient’s complete medical and dental histories. We also examine the gums, check to see if there is any gum line recession, assess how the teeth fit together when biting, and check the teeth to see if any are loose. We will also take a small measuring instrument called a probe and place it between the teeth and gums to determine the depth of those spaces, known as periodontal pockets; this helps assess the health of the gums. X-rays may also be taken to observe the health of the bone below the gum line.
If you have any questions about this services, please contact us today at (541) 469-3513.