Soft Tissue Management Program

What is Soft Tissue Management, and Why is it Necessary?

Seventy percent of adults suffer from gum disease, and some might not even know it, as its early stages tend to be painless.

A periodontal pocket is where inflammation and infection are present. Periodontal infection, a fancy term for gum disease, can lead to:

Gum disease is also linked to heart attacks, strokes, and diabetic complications. Later stages of the disease involve bone loss.
Soft Tissue Management is an individualized plan designed to eliminate infection of the gums and root surfaces. Your hygienist will choose an appropriate program to address your specific case’s problems.
We will perform the treatments to help eliminate infection, make recommendations to help you more effectively clean your teeth daily, and guide you through our efforts to achieve and maintain oral health. This is what we call: Soft Tissue Management.

Our Soft Tissue Management Program

Our program starts with specialized cleaning procedures known as root debridement therapy, designed to remove tartar causing severe discomfort in your gums and roots.
Our team follows this process with an in-office irrigation treatment designed to flush excess bacteria out from below your gumline. The condition is then treated with medicaments that your hygienist will apply with home instructions on caring for your teeth and gums.
A series of additional appointments will be required where we’ll continue to remove bacteria and tartar from your gums. Unfortunately, advanced stages of periodontitis cannot be removed with one visit.
A prophylaxis appointment one-month post-op follows this step, which is designed to eliminate the harmful disease left over.
Following your soft tissue management, you will be placed on a maintenance program with 3-4 month appointments to continue the care of your gums.

Our Goal

The goal of our Soft Tissue management treatment program is to resolve the signs of inflammation, reduce pocket depths, bleeding, and detectable plaque to a level associated with periodontal health. Ideally, we can halt the progression of the periodontal disease.

It is imperative to your health that you commit to the program and follow the instructions of your hygienist! Our hygienists are incredibly knowledgeable and have been extensively trained in the early detection of Periodontal Disease with Advanced Hygiene Procedures and Root Debridement Therapy using Lasers.

Additional Information About Gum Disease

Periodontal or gum disease is an infection of the supporting tissues and bone that hold your teeth in place. The condition affects many adults and is usually caused by:
Typical treatment for periodontal disease is root debridement therapy, a non-surgical method of detoxifying and decontaminating the teeth and the root surfaces. The area between the gum and the root can regenerate during the healing process. Laser therapy is used to access and remove inflamed gum tissue around the tooth’s root, which a traditional instrument cannot reach.
Benefits of using lasers for excising diseased gum tissue:
Maintaining a good oral hygiene program after undergoing periodontal therapy is critical to avoiding a recurrence of inflammation and disease. Our hygienists will choose a customized care plan and develop a personalized oral hygiene program that is easily achieved daily.