Periodontal Therapy is designed to stop the progression of alveolar bone loss by removing bacterial endotoxins. Alveolar bone loss occurs when gingivitis, or gum inflammation, goes untreated and progresses to Periodontal Disease. Periodontal Disease is a serious condition that leads to destruction of the bone surrounding the teeth. The goal of Periodontal Therapy is to return the gums back to their natural healthy state. During your session, we will apply an anesthetic to the affected area before we begin. Disinfecting involves cleaning the gums and root surfaces with scaling and ultrasonic scalers. While Periodontal Disease cannot be cured, it can be treated! The best way to protect yourself from Periodontal Disease is to be proactive about your oral health. This means scheduling regular cleanings, developing good brushing habits, and not forgetting to floss!