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Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Hillsboro, OR

Stopping the Harmful
& Uncomfortable Effects
of Gum Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every two adults in the nation suffers from gum disease. This problem has a large impact on your oral health, whether it's in its early or late stages. At Wolfe Dental, we aim to diagnose and treat the condition before it causes permanent damage to your smile, such as tooth loss. To learn about some of the therapies we offer, keep reading below.

Why Choose Wolfe Dental for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?

  • Custom-Tailored
    Gum Disease
  • In-Network with
    Several Dental Insurance Plans
  • We Offer Precise
    Diagnoses with
    Our Intraoral Camera

Scaling &
Root Planing

Illustration of scaling

Scaling and root planing is a two-step process that we typically suggest for patients who are experiencing mild to serious gum disease symptoms. During the first part of the treatment, Dr. Wolfe will clear all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth to help manage bacteria accumulation. Afterward, we’ll smooth out the roots of your teeth to give your gums a chance to healthily reattach to them. This will prevent worsening symptoms and can even aid in the reversal of the condition.

Periodontal Maintenance

close up of periodontal maintenance

After a patient has undergone treatment for gum disease, they will be put on a periodontal maintenance program to prevent the condition from coming back. This will involve visiting our office every three to four months for professional cleanings that focus on keeping the roots of the teeth free of tartar and bacteria that could lead to infection. These more frequent visits will also allow our team to catch any trouble spots early so they can be taken care of before unpleasant symptoms can develop.