Here at PNW Dental, we are dedicated to helping you avoid gum disease and maintain excellent oral health. Our experienced dentist and team offer a cutting-edge, scientific protocol to prevent, diagnose and treat any stage of periodontal disease so that you can enjoy a healthier quality of life. We invite you to call us today at 541-323-3930 to learn more about periodontal therapy in Bend, Oregon, and schedule your consultation with Dr. Matthew Pavlovich.
Periodontics, or periodontal therapy, focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and related conditions. Gum disease is an infection caused by harmful bacteria in plaque and tartar. When these bacteria build up, it irritates and inflames the gum tissues, causing gum disease, and when untreated, this condition will eventually lead to the loss of gum tissue, teeth and supporting bone.
Common signs of gum disease include:
- Tender, red, bleeding and swollen gums
- Gum recession
- Bad breath
- Loose or separating teeth
- Sores in your mouth
- Pus between your gums and teeth
- Changes in your bite, or in your dentures or other oral appliances
Gum disease can often be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene at home and by receiving regular dental cleanings and exams. Our dentist and team use all the science and technology available to us in modern-day dentistry to detect gum disease early and design custom treatments that will meet your unique needs, including the use of AIRFLOW® MAX, Direct® Diagnostics and Perio Protect®. We are committed to working one-on-one with you to find solutions and help you achieve and maintain a healthy mouth and smile.
To learn more about periodontal therapy and our periodontal protocols, or to make an appointment with our caring dentist, please contact our office and speak with a member of our team.