Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease treatment and maintenance in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, is a necessary but sometimes disregarded aspect of dentistry. This can be linked to the fact that periodontal disease is not painful or easily recognizable until the decay has spread immensely. To better care for your smile, we provide the following periodontal services:

Dr. Kenneth Kowalski is extremely thorough in the examination of the health of your gums, and our dentists will discuss any concerns with you during a consultation. Please call or text Kowalski Dental Offices at 262-781-5600 to make an appointment and learn more about periodontics.

If your gums are tender, red, swollen, or bleed easily, you may suffer from periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria in plaque, which accumulates on the teeth. When not treated, periodontal disease can result in loss of the teeth, gum tissue, and bone. While gum disease is not curable, we can treat the condition and keep it under control to protect your oral health. Our dentist is pleased to provide periodontal maintenance to treat periodontal disease and prevent the serious effects of the condition.

Periodontal maintenance involves visiting our office on a regular basis, typically once every three months, for a professional cleaning. These treatments include thorough cleanings both above and below the gum line, removing plaque, tartar (hardened plaque, also called dental calculus), and bacteria to prevent the condition from worsening. Periodontal maintenance is recommended every three months because when biofilm is not removed, the periodontal bacteria begin to flourish within three to twelve weeks. By providing a cleaning at twelve weeks (three months), we are able to remove these bacteria and keep the condition under control. To learn more about periodontal maintenance and how we can treat gum disease, we welcome you to call or visit our Germantown dentist office today.