Periodontal Therapy for Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the main reasons for general dentistry check-ups and cleanings. With regular exams and cleanings, we can prevent gum disease from forming or we can catch it and prevent it from worsening. If needed, we can provide restorative treatment to solve a case of periodontal disease, which is another term for gum disease.

At Blue Heron Dentistry in Copley, OH, we provide dentistry services to prevent gum disease as well as periodontal therapy for gum disease. We can treat gum disease in patients of all ages as part of our family dentistry services.

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Problems of Periodontal Disease

Gum disease may seem like it’s commonplace and not a big deal, but it’s actually a serious problem that can progress and lead to other health problems. Periodontal disease is an infection that develops after bacteria has built up in the mouth.

Not only can gum disease progress and lead to extensive dental work, it can also impact the health of the rest of your body. Untreated gum disease is associated with many health issues, including diabetes and heart problems. Preventing or treating gum disease isn’t just about your oral health, but also your overall health and wellness.

Gum Disease Prevention

First and foremost, our goal at Blue Heron Dentistry is to help prevent gum disease or to stop it from worsening. The best way to achieve this is through good oral hygiene. During annual visits to our office, we’ll guide you on how to properly brush your teeth and floss, and we’ll provide tools for you to bring home.

Keep in mind that taking care of your oral health can save you the time, money, hassle and discomfort of advanced gum disease and any associated treatment. Regular dental cleanings and comprehensive exams will also give you a more intensive clean while checking for problems and progress.

Periodontal Treatment

While our primary goal is prevention, we won’t judge you if you have developed gum disease. In this case, our goal shifts to restoring your oral health and to helping you move forward with better preventive care from this point forward. After determining you have gum disease, our team will discuss treatments with you, choosing the most minimally invasive options available to fit the situation.

Our periodontal treatment services include deep cleaning, as well as a scaling and root planing procedure. Scaling involves taking away plaque and tartar that build up on the teeth from above and under the gumline. Root planing involves smoothing the roots of your teeth so your gums are able to reattach to them. We can provide local anesthesia for scaling and root planing to make the procedure easier, calmer and more comfortable for you.

Non-Invasive Therapy for Gum Disease: At Home
The Perio Tray® by Perio Protect

Gum disease is caused by a bacterial infection that is hidden below your gums. Dental cleanings can effectively treat the bacteria, but when you return home the cycle often continues. Bacterial cells grow back in just hours after a cleaning, and toothbrush, rinse and floss can’t reach deep enough to address the infection at home.

The Perio Tray by Perio Protect gently applies medication deep under the gums to fight the infections. You use it at home for just minutes each day. The Tray is comfortable, flexible, and custom-fit precisely for your mouth.

With Perio Tray therapy, you have a new chance against the infections. In additional to healthier gums, patients commonly report whiter teeth and fresher breath. If you’ve been told that you have gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis), ask our team if Perio Trays are right for you.

Visit Us for Periodontal Care

We’re always ready to provide you with expert periodontal care, no matter your situation. If your gums are in good health, we can work with you to keep them that way. If they have a slight problem, we can help you turn the situation around and prevent it from worsening. If you have more severe periodontal disease, we can provide restorative treatment. Call our office at 330.668.1016 to make an appointment for a check-up and cleaning, where we can clean and evaluate your gums.

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Blue Heron Dentistry is an exceptional practice. I have a great fear of dentistry.
Their hygienist comforted me and made the experience better than I had anticipated.
Dr. Maze did an exceptional job restoring my two cavities,
making it a pain free experience. I would recommend this office to all of my friends.

Megan C

Blue Heron Dentistry –
Copley, Bath, Montrose OH

4645 Medina Road, Copley OH 44321


Monday:  8:00am – 5:00pm with lunch from 1-2
Tuesday:  7:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday:  Closed
Thursday:  8:00am – 5:00pm with lunch from 1-2
Friday:  7:00am – 3:00pm

Easy to reach from I-77 @ Route 18 (Medina Road), and just minutes from Montrose, Bath, Granger and Sharon Townships, Blue Heron Dentistry is in a free-standing building with ample free parking and a traffic light at the entrance to our driveway. Click here for directions.

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