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How is Periodontal Disease Treated?

Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that penetrates into the gums and into the bone around your teeth, causing inflammation. Periodontal inflammation leads to bone loss and possibly tooth loss and may contribute to other medical conditions.

The periodontal infection must be removed and the area given a chance to heal. There are generally two levels of treatment for this condition depending upon the severity of your infection.

Upper Level Infection Removal

Scaling & Root Planing

The upper level of infection in the pockets around your teeth can be removed using specialized instruments. This procedure is called, “Scaling and Root Planing", “Phase One Treatment" or “Initial Therapy". It is done under local anesthesia and is quite different from the routine dental cleaning or “deep cleaning" that is traditionally done in the general dentist's office.

Lower Level Infection Removal

The LANAP™ Procedure

If your infection has spread into the bone that supports your teeth, and is below the level that can be reached in "Upper Level Infection Removal", then an additional procedure must be performed to retract the gums and remove the lower level infection.

Traditionally, a surgical procedure would be performed to retract the gums and remove the deeper infection. Although this is still a very effective treatment option, we now have an non-surgical treatment option that uses a laser to eliminate the disease with no cutting or sutures. If you are a candidate for Laser Periodontal Therapy, treatment can actually be more effective than traditional therapy.

Click here to learn more about Laser Periodontal Therapy.

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Hannah Flint
Hannah Flint

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago
I had a great experience with a series of recent surgical procedures done by Dr. Gromov. I knew that I needed a gum graft - a surgery I had been postponing for some time and the more I researched it the more I dreaded it. Luckily, the experience at Dr. Gromov's office was as pleasant as it can get. Before the surgery he took time to answer all of my questions and walk me through the process, he...
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Marge Gagliano
Marge Gagliano

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago
I was so satisfied with Dr. Vladmir Reznikow, and his assistant who both were very information and answered all my questions since this was my 1st Implant.
michelle kobran
michelle kobran

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago
This is an exceptional office. I will recommend it to everyone. Dr. Gromov is highly professional, knowledgeable and very positive person. He is good with patients, helpful and is fast but excellent.
Larisa Kunovsky
Larisa Kunovsky

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago
I know Dr. Reznikov more than 10 years. He and his great team are always doing all the best ! They really care. I recommended Dr. Reznikov to some of my friends and they were absolutely satisfied.
Katherine Kostecki
Katherine Kostecki

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago
I have only great things to say about my treatment with Dr. Reznikov. He is extremely knowledgeable and confident in what he does. The office is comfortable and equipment is technologically advanced compared to that of other offices I looked into before deciding on Glen Periodontics. I received a laser treatment and am happy I went that route - not many offices in the area even offer the...
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Joy Rush
Joy Rush

5 out of 5 stars

11 months ago
I had a dental implant done elsewhere about 20 years ago and it failed. I had a marilyn bridge in the open space for the last 2 decades and it was beginning to fall apart. I got engaged in October and had the wedding date set for May. I needed to do something because it looked awful when I smiled and I wanted to have nice pictures for my wedding. I was worried about doing another implant and...
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nancy ward
nancy ward

5 out of 5 stars

2 years ago
I was referred to Dr. Reznikov for a receding gum in which I had to have a tissue graft procedure. They showed video of the procedure and kept you well informed of what would take place. The staff was very professional and helpful. Its now been 2 weeks since the procedure and I have had no pain, or side effects. I have scheduled my next procedure and will be having an implant done at the end...
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I Z
I Z

5 out of 5 stars

a month ago
I was accommodated within 8 hours at Glen Periodontics by dr. Gromov. That was my first visit with the new doctor and I did not expect much. When I left less than an hour later after a complicated extraction I couldn't remember if I had actually just had my wisdom tooth extracted, or caught up with an old friend. Dr. Gromov is caring, kind, professional, warm, and gentle with great sense of...
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Jim Tsevis
Jim Tsevis

5 out of 5 stars

a year ago
Dr. Reznikov and his staff were excellent. I had a number of proceedures that I needed done and they were explained to me step by step in the simplest of terms. I felt the whole staff was extremely knowledgable, professional and sincerely concerned about how I was feeling during the proceedures as well as the following day. Dr. Reznikov came highly recommended to me from a friend when I was...
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MJ S
MJ S

5 out of 5 stars

2 years ago
I was very please w the services Dr. Reznikov and his staff provided. He and his staff really work as a team. They are friendly and work in a efficient manner. I would highly recommend Dr. Reznikov for periodontics and implant dentistry.
Patti Sun
Patti Sun

5 out of 5 stars

5 months ago
Thanks Dr. Riznikov and your team for your remarkable treatments done on me. I am very happy with your services. The implant surgery was impeccable. I was very amazed by the whole process from the consultation to the following surgery. I lost teeth #18 & #19 (1st and 2nd molars on lower left) in July. Sadly I couldn’t function as biting and chewing on left side. The space of missing...
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Mimi Boisette
Mimi Boisette

5 out of 5 stars

2 years ago
Dr. Reznikov and his staff have been the best from my experience visiting a dentist office, they are very very professional. The first time I visited Dr. Reznikov's office with a lingering gum problem,I never knew that there such a thing as deep cleaning he took the time to explain what the problem was and the cause of if . I can honestly say that I entered Dr. Reznikov feeling gozila and came...
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Chris Koziol
Chris Koziol

5 out of 5 stars

2 years ago
The experience in a nutshell is PAINLESS!!!! The whole idea of an implant to me was a little intimidating.Let me tell you ,it's not! The whole procedure,which took several months was Painless and pleasant. Dr. Reznikov and the whole staff are professional and friendly. I do Highly recommend the office. Keep Smiling!!! Chris
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