Periodontal therapy is used in situations when plaque and tartar get below the gum line.
The best way to prevent this is through proper dental hygiene and regular dental visits. However, if plaque and tartar do get beneath the gum line, Dr. Cochran can perform a procedure to remove the harmful bacteria.
It is important to have tartar removed as soon as possible. If left untreated, it may lead to gum disease. Some signs to watch for include:
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Bright red gums
- Inflamed gums