Pinehurst Road SE, Building A Suite 103 | Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Healthy Gums Are Your Foundation for a Healthy Life
We provide periodontal services to keep your gums healthy, control disease and restore your overall health.
It Is Worse Than You Think
Periodontal disease is a silent killer. You might have it right now and not know the damage it is causing to your mouth and the rest of your body. Gum disease is an active and progressive infection that tears down your gum tissues and jaw bone. If left untreated, the condition typically results in bone and tooth loss. However, gum disease has also been linked to other serious health conditions like diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. The infection in your mouth can spread to other parts of your body as well, just like any other infection, and the results can be life-threatening. If you think you have gum disease, it is vital that you seek periodontal services with Dr. George Harper immediately.
The Progression of Gum Disease
Dr. George Harper has 27 years of experience and prioritizes continuing education to stay up-to-date on the best methods to give you a healthy smile for life. For periodontal services in Rio Rancho, NM, please call our office today to schedule your appointment.
Periodontal Services with Dr. Harper
On any visit with us, Dr. Harper will evaluate your oral health to detect signs of gum disease. Periodontal disease can be very destructive, so we must stay vigilant to watch for signs of infection. The good news is that if caught early, periodontal disease can be effectively treated and controlled with several procedures, including:
An ongoing maintenance cleaning program for those with gum disease, periodontal maintenance begins after treatment for the infection has occurred. Special attention is paid to monitoring periodontal pocket depths and stopping the progression of the condition.
Scaling and Root Planing
This nonsurgical procedure removes plaque and tartar deposits from above and below the gum line. Roots are smoothed to promote reattachment of healthy gum tissue. Locally administered antibiotics may be used as well to further promote healing. This procedure is most effective when gum disease is caught early.
We can correct areas of bone loss resulting from periodontal disease using your own grafted bone tissue, restoring your bone (socket) levels. Bone grafting can also enable tooth replacement with a dental implant if desired.