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What You Should Know About Periodontal Treatment

At Thomasson Dental, Dr. Mark Thomasson and Dr. Andrew Thomasson serve Madison, TN, providing excellent dental care for the whole family. If you have gum disease, periodontal treatment can help keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

Gum disease happens when plaque and tartar build-up on the surfaces of the teeth. The bacteria irritate the gums and cause them to pull away from the teeth. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, but we can help with periodontal treatment.

Periodontal treatment

Periodontal treatment options are surgical and non-surgical. The best treatment for you will depend on how advanced your gum disease is and how much damage has been done to the healthy gum tissue. Common treatments for gum disease include:

  • A scaling and root planing procedure is a targeted cleaning of the surfaces of the teeth at the gum line. Scaling removes all plaque and tartar, and root planing involves reshaping the tooth so that gums grow back in healthy around the tooth.
  • If you have lost healthy gum tissue due to gum disease, a gum graft can help restore your gums. Healthy gum tissue is harvested from another part of your mouth and grafted to the area lacking tissue.
  • Laser therapy removes infected gum tissue with a targeted laser procedure. Lasers can target infected gum tissue without damaging healthy tissue.

We provide all these services at our Madison, TN, practice and encourage you to see us twice a year to prevent gum disease.

Preventing gum disease

To prevent gum disease, you need to follow a great oral hygiene routine at home and keep up with regular dental visits twice a year. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Professional teeth cleanings every six months keep plaque and tartar from building up on the teeth to prevent damage to your gums.

Dr. Mark Thomasson and Dr. Andrew Thomasson treat gum disease to keep your teeth healthy and looking great. Contact Thomasson Dental for an appointment in Madison, TN, at (615) 865-1732.

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Thomasson Dental

1114 Gallatin Pk North, Madison, TN 37115 

Phone: (615) 865-1732 

Fax: (615) 606-7085

We are located in the greater Nashville area in the suburb of Madison, Tennessee. Our office is located at the red light at the intersection of One Mile Parkway and Gallatin Pk North, right next to Discount Motors.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Hours of Operation

Monday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (we are open every other Friday)

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed