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Periodontal Therapy – Lebanon, NH

Protecting Your Gum Health

Man with healthy smile after periodontal therapy

Did you know that roughly half of the adults in the United States have some form of periodontal (gum) disease? Many people dismiss gum disease as a minor issue, but it can lead to serious complications if it remains untreated. The team at O&S Dental is here to help you combat this issue through periodontal therapy in our Lebanon, NH dental office. Continue reading this page to learn more about how we can play a role in maintaining your gums’ well-being.

Why Choose O&S Dental for Periodontal Therapy?

What Is Gum Disease?

Man and woman with healthy smiles after gum disease treatment

Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissue. There are two different stages of gum disease:

Scaling & Root Planing

Man looking at smile after scaling and root planing treatment

Scaling and root planing is a nonsurgical type of gum disease treatment. It essentially amounts to a deep cleaning of the mouth. We get rid of plaque and bacteria both above and below the gumline. Then, we smooth out the roots of the teeth so it is more difficult for bacteria to cling to them. Following scaling and root planing, your gums will have the opportunity to heal and reattach to your teeth.

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