Our patients choose Russo Periodontics for their Sarasota periodontal maintenance because our practice provides them with the most experienced, compassionate, and affordable dental care possible. By educating our patients regarding their treatment options and procedures, we equip them to make more informed choices regarding their oral health. We aim to not only fix any dental issues that arise with our patients, but also to provide them with the necessary measures to prevent further oral health issues. For many, this preventive approach in dental care begins with periodontal cleanings.
There are many different varieties of periodontal disease and many ways in which these variations manifest themselves. All require a visit to our periodontist to halt the progression and save the gum tissue and bone. Although we stress proper oral hygiene habits in order to prevent gum disease, our office specializes in Sarasota periodontal maintenance and cleanings, offering services such as scaling and root planning, antibiotics, as well as non-surgical periodontal therapy. It is important to prevent gum disease as infection and inflammation of the tissues that support your teeth can erode the ligament and bone beneath the gums, resulting in tooth loss. Our periodontist will provide regular examinations of your gums during checkups with a periodontal probe and regular x-rays. If periodontal disease is diagnosed, we will discuss with you which of our services will best suit your individual needs for gum treatment. Non-surgical periodontal therapy may be all that’s needed, especially when caught early. This therapy removes the plague and calculus by controlling the growth of harmful bacteria, and treating conditions that may encourage gum disease. If your periodontitis is more advanced, however, periodontal scaling and root planning may be required. Scaling is a procedure that meticulously removes the plague and tartar deposits at and under the gum line, while root planning then smooths the root’s surfaces so that the supportive tissues can better attach to the tooth surface. This is done with local anesthesia to aid in your comfort. As with most other bacterial diseases, an antibiotic may be administered to help control, reduce, or eliminate the harmful bacteria.
If you would like to learn more about our periodontist office or periodontist, we highly recommend that you visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding Sarasota periodontal maintenance and cleanings, or any of our other procedures, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly. We look forward to working with you and giving you the beautiful smile that you deserve.
By Russo Periodontics
April 19, 2016
Dr. Russo is the Past President of the Southern Academy of Periodontology.
John Russo's Practice has been recognized as a top Sarasota Dentistry practice in 2021.
Congratulations to the entire team!
Dr. Russo is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and on the Board of Trustees