Specialized Gum Disease Treatment
A very common condition among American adults, gum disease is characterized by swollen, bleeding, and receding gums. Beyond soft tissue issues, it has the potential to cause serious dental and systemic health problems. When at an advanced stage, gum disease typically requires periodontal surgery and other invasive treatments. For more mild cases, though, Dr. Rebecca Wagner can generally address gum disease with non-surgical methods including scaling and root planing and periodontal maintenance—both effective types of deep cleaning. A board-certified periodontist specializing in gum health, she’s the clinician you should trust to treat your gum disease in Chambersburg, PA.
Non-Surgical Gum Therapy
When treating you for gum disease, Dr. Wagner believes that comprehensive care is the best care. That’s why we offer specialized treatment no matter what stage of gum disease you’re in: gingivitis, periodontitis or advanced periodontitis. We also provide you with periodic treatment and checkups to make sure this condition doesn’t return or progress any further. If you’re in the early stages of gum disease, we offer two non-surgical options to remove infection and restore complete health.
Scaling & Root Planing
The initial phase of gum disease treatment generally includes scaling and root planing. During scaling, Dr. Wagner eliminates bacteria and signs of infection from underneath your gumline. With root planing she removes plaque or tartar buildup from your tooth roots, smoothing them out and enabling the gum tissue to easily reconnect to the tooth. When tooth roots are smooth, they’re less likely to promote infection because there are no crevices in which the bacteria can hide. Once you’ve undergone these gum disease treatments, you can typically enjoy better gum health and even fresher breath!
After you’ve undergone gum disease treatment, whether surgical or nonsurgical, it’s critical that you have periodontal maintenance on a recurring basis at our office to keep your gums healthy. During these appointments we’ll do deep cleanings, including additional scaling and root planing if necessary. This way, we can prevent gum disease from regaining a foothold in the future.
Care With Impeccable Credentials
A Diplomate of The American Board of Periodontology and a Diplomate of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Wagner has the coveted distinction of dual certification in her field. Since earning her university degrees, she’s undergone advanced supplemental training with the renowned Pikos Institute and has become a Fellow of the prestigious Misch Implant Institute. With her outstanding qualifications and credentials, Dr. Wagner is the area’s trusted authority for dental implants and for treating gum disease in Chambersburg, PA.