Periodontal Therapy in Adelphi, MD


periodontal therapy Ashley Dental Center dentist in Adelphi, MDThe Ashley Dental Center is able to offer a plethora of dental care for you and your family within the Adelphi, Maryland area. Periodontal therapy is one of the many dental treatments that we provide.

If you feel in need of periodontal therapy, please contact us and one of our friendly team members will organize your appointment as soon as possible. 

The Ashley Dental Center can offer you and your family a plethora of dental care within the Adelphi, Maryland, area. Periodontal therapy is one of the many dental treatments that we provide. If you need periodontal treatment, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, and one of our friendly team members will set up your appointment as soon as possible. Dr. Paul Ashley, Dr. Michael Ashley, and the entire Ashley Dental Center staff are ready to serve you. 


What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is when your gums start to bleed around the supporting areas of your teeth and feel very sensitive. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss. 

Periodontal disease is commonly known as Gum Disease. The buildup of plaque on the outer layers of your teeth can be harmful if not cleaned effectively, as it could then lead to bacteria remaining in the mouth for long periods.


What Are the Signs to Look Out For?

If you experience any of the following symptoms, it is worth discussing this with your dentist. These symptoms can be relieved with periodontal therapy.

  • Bleeding gums, quite frequently 
  • Sore and tender gums
  • Gums that easily pull away from your teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
  • Teeth that are starting to feel loose or begin to separate
  • A change in how you can bite down
  • A difference in how your partial dentures feel


The Different Stages of Periodontal Disease

When your gums are in the early stages of periodontal disease (also known as Gingivitis), a deep clean from the dentist and brushing daily and flossing will help significantly. 

When it later develops to Periodontitis, which affects 47.2% of adults in the US, it becomes more severe. At this stage, your teeth might start to feel loose and begin to move around slightly. 

The last stage is Aggressive Periodontitis which is where you can risk losing tissue and bone around the teeth. It is essential to have regular checkups with your dentist to prevent it from reaching this stage. 


How Can Periodontal Therapy Help? 

Your dentist will want to begin with the noninvasive treatment, so a deep clean around your teeth and gums to help prevent any bacteria from spreading and causing gum disease. They may provide some tips for your home-care dental hygienic routine, which can help prevent the disease.

In the second periodontal therapy stage, your dentist will consider a minor surgical treatment done in a day (with anesthetic) to access the plaque we cannot reach through deep cleaning. 

The third stage will include preventative dentistry. Your dentist will want to try and prevent any future problems by ensuring you have regular checkups. They will assess any surgical treatment you have had along with your dental routine at home. These steps of periodontal therapy help you recover and maintain a healthy mouth.


How Much Will it Cost?

The cost will depend on the treatment approach. Your dentist will discuss this with you before treatment. We will work with you and your insurance provider to help make the procedure affordable when possible. If you have questions about finances, please give us a call. 


Call Today for Periodontal Therapy in Adelphi

Periodontal disease is common and should be treated right away. If the early stages of periodontal disease are not treated right away, the disease can progress into a more severe and non-reversible disease called periodontitis. 

At Ashley Dental Center, we strive to help you achieve a healthy smile. With our state-of-the-art dental technology, we can help treat periodontal disease. 

For more information about periodontal disease therapy or to schedule an appointment, please call our office today.