Periodontal Treatments

According to the American Dental Association, Periodontitis, commonly known as gum disease, is a prevalent condition that affects nearly half of all adults over 30 in the United States. It is an inflammatory condition caused by bacteria accumulating in the periodontal pockets around teeth. When left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and other significant health complications. As a top-rated Boulder dentist, Pearl Street Dental is dedicated to offering efficient and effective periodontal cleanings to detect, prevent, and treat this disease in its early stages.

An effective way to treat gum disease

Digital Laser-assisted periodontal therapy is a wonderful new adjunct to conventional periodontal disease treatment. Using light energy at specific wavelengths and power settings, periodontal pockets with diseased tissue and bleeding can be identified, treated and painlessly decontaminated, which allows for more effective healing.  For more serious periodontal disease with bone loss, bone grafting can also be accomplished during these treatments, regenerating health and function as never before.

This is all accomplished through a phenomenal process called laser bio-regeneration. We are now able to decontaminate and guide tissue back into a healthy state using laser technologies instead of a scalpel. The benefits to the patient are: less post-operative pain, predictable bio-regeneration and quicker healing. This is minimally invasive dentistry.

Patient Testimonials

cece stalter
cece stalter
April 11, 2024
friendly, meticulous, professional and attentive care, by everyone at Pearl Street Dental!!
Linda Ballard
Linda Ballard
March 29, 2024
Very complete, resolved issues I've dealt with for years.
Sandra Allison
Sandra Allison
March 16, 2024
Pleasant, courteous and professional. Many thanks always.
Amy Peck
Amy Peck
March 11, 2024
Dr. Moynier is amazing! I would give him 10 stars if that was an option! I was in Boulder on vacation from Texas and had a dental emergency. He immediately called me back willing to help and met me at his office on a Sunday. He was not only kind and sympathetic, he was such a perfectionist and did an amazing job! He charged me such a fair amount to help me and I will forever be grateful to him! I highly recommend him and his sweet staff that followed up with me!
Tra-Ling Tu
Tra-Ling Tu
March 8, 2024
It says a lot when you look forward to visiting your dentist. Thank you, Lindsay, for doing an excellent job as always, and Dr. Moynier for taking care of your patients with such skill and kindness!
Geoffrey W Simpson
Geoffrey W Simpson
March 7, 2024
Lindsay is the best dental tech in Boulder! I see her every 3 months.
March 6, 2024
Wonderful, helpful, and very friendly. It’s so nice, given it’s the dentist!
Mike Eldred
Mike Eldred
March 5, 2024
Best experience! Anyone who is from out of town and needs a dental issue resolved.... Pearl Street is the place to go. Thanks to all!
February 29, 2024
Love this dental practice! Everyone is so kind. Always a great experience.

What is a Periodontal Cleaning?

Also referred to as deep cleaning or scaling and root planing, periodontal cleanings are dental procedures used to manage and treat periodontal diseases. This treatment method is different from the standard cleaning you receive during a routine dental visit. 

During regular cleanings, the dentist primarily focuses on the areas of the tooth above the gumline, often using a manual scaler to remove plaque and tartar. However, with periodontal cleaning, the focus extends to the surfaces below the gumline, reaching deep into periodontal pockets to remove bacteria buildup. 

At Pearl Street Dental, we use laser-assisted technology to identify and treat periodontal pockets in a way that’s minimally invasive and painless. Utilizing light energy for periodontal cleanings allow us to reach deep below the gumline to remove calculus deposits gently and efficiently.

Importance of Regular Periodontal Cleanings

Periodontal cleanings are paramount to maintaining overall dental health. These cleanings go beyond regular surface cleanings to target harmful bacteria residing in the deep pockets of gum tissue that regular brushing or flossing can't reach. Not only can periodontal cleanings prevent gum disease, but they can also halt or slow its progression. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to severe infections, tooth loss, and is linked to other serious health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. Therefore, periodontal cleanings play an indispensable role in dental health management and overall well-being.

Signs You May Need a Periodontal Cleaning

During your dental exam, the dentist will identify any potential problems and discuss whether or not you need to have periodontal cleanings. But, if it’s been awhile since you visited the dentist, here are some signs that you may need this more intensive form of deep cleaning.

  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Receding gum line

Periodontal Cleaning at Pearl Street Dental: What to Expect

Patient comfort and satisfaction are top priorities at Pearl Street Dental. The following is what you can expect when you come for your periodontal cleaning.

We thoroughly assess your oral health using high-definition imaging to check for any signs of periodontal disease.

We conduct an intensive cleaning using state-of-the-art lasers that extend below the gumline to remove harmful plaque.
We'll schedule follow-up visits to monitor your periodontal health and ensure the effectiveness of the treatment.

Contact a Boulder Dentist Who Cares

At Pearl Street Dental, we implement a patient-customized approach when recommending the frequency of periodontal cleanings, taking into account your current oral health, your oral hygiene practices, and your medical history. With our state-of-the-art facilities, experienced team, and commitment to patient care, we promise to offer you the most comprehensive periodontal cleanings available. Taking care of your oral health can significantly influence your overall health, and your smile. Let us help you maintain that beautiful, healthy smile, for life. Book your appointment today at Pearl Street Dental.

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