Treating Periodontal Disease

Advanced periodontal treatment is recognized by the American Dental Association as a specialized form of dentistry that has been developed to diagnose and manage advanced gum disease. Chesterfield Family Dental strives to stay up-to-date on the latest technological improvements in periodontal treatment, and we are dedicated to providing you with the utmost care.
Gum disease is connected to several unpleasant health problems including diabetic issues, heart disease and stroke, preterm birth; even obesity. Our mission at Chesterfield Family Dental is to provide you with a periodontal treatment plan that is designed to comfortably return your teeth and gums to healthy state of wellness.

Types of Periodontal Gum Disease


Gingivitis is the very first stage of gum disease. It is a reversible condition, and therefore early diagnosis is essential in order to stop the infection from progressing further. Signs of gingivitis include red, puffy gums and bleeding in the sink whenever brushing and flossing. Often, there is little pain or discomfort in the gum tissues with gingivitis.


When the condition from gingivitis is not managed immediately, the next phase of gum disease becomes widespread. The bacterium from plaque begins to travel further below the gumeline, infecting the underlying tissues that encompass the teeth. When the inflammatory reaction of the gum tissue begins to progress, the natural reaction is for the body to breakdown the infected tissues. When left without treatment, a large pocket begins to form between the tooth and the tissues, demolishing the connective tissues that encompass the teeth. Over time, the separation and deterioration of the connective tissues from the tooth will produce tooth and bone loss.


How is Periodontal Disease Treated?

Dr. Roger Buzbee treats periodontal disease through the use of specialized deep cleaning techniques to restore lost tissues, and may consider dental implants to replace missing teeth. Treatment will vary depending on your specific needs.

What are the Benefits of Periodontal Treatment?

Periodontal disease has an effect on much more than just the health of your mouth. Studies carried out by the top Universities in the country have discovered that periodontal disease has been connected to adverse health concerns such as heart disease, stroke, diabetic issues, preterm birth, and even obesity.

When you begin the process of managing advanced periodontal disease, your total health and wellness improves as well.

Arrange Your Periodontal Consultation with Dr. Roger Buzbee

Dr. Buzbee will work directly with you, in our comfortably located Springfield office, to produce a treatment plan that best satisfies your needs and goals for a far healthier smile. Our first concern is to restore the health of your teeth and gums, which will make it possible for you to enjoy your preferred foods once again, and restore the assurance in your smile.

Please contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Roger Buzbee.