Periodontal Tissue & Root Therapy in Wichita KS

Periodontal health is the cornerstone of a beautiful smile and essential for overall wellness. The term “periodontal” refers to the structures around the teeth, including the gums, bone, and ligaments. Healthy periodontal tissues keep our teeth securely in place, but when these tissues become infected or inflamed, periodontal disease can develop. This disease ranges from mild gingivitis, characterized by swollen and bleeding gums, to more severe periodontitis, which can lead to tooth loss. At Implant & Perio Center of Kansas, our goal is to educate and treat our patients, preventing the onset of periodontal disease and managing any existing conditions with expertise and compassion.

Understanding Periodontal Tissue & Root Therapy

Periodontal Tissue & Root Therapy is a specialized treatment aimed at combating the effects of periodontal disease. This therapy goes beyond the scope of routine dental cleaning by targeting the root causes of gum disease: bacteria lodged deep under the gumline and in the roots of teeth. Through a combination of deep cleaning techniques, such as scaling and root planing, and advanced treatment modalities, we aim to halt the progression of gum disease, alleviate symptoms, and ultimately restore the health of your gums and teeth.

Types of Periodontal Tissue & Root Therapies

At Implant & Perio Center of Kansas, Dr. Marq J. Sams employs a comprehensive range of non-surgical therapies to address periodontal disease effectively. Each method is chosen based on the individual’s specific condition, ensuring a personalized approach to treatment. Here’s a closer look at the therapies we offer:

Scaling and Root Planing: This is often the first line of defense against periodontal disease. It involves a meticulous cleaning process where plaque and tartar are removed from above and below the gum line. The root surfaces of the teeth are then smoothed, or “planed,” to encourage the gums to reattach to the teeth, reducing the depth of periodontal pockets where harmful bacteria can proliferate. Scaling and root planing can significantly reduce inflammation and improve the health of the tissue surrounding the teeth.

Antibiotic Treatments: To address the bacterial infection that causes periodontal disease, we may use localized or systemic antibiotics. Localized treatments could include the application of antibiotic gels or fibers directly into the periodontal pockets, targeting and reducing the bacteria in these areas. For more widespread infection, oral antibiotics may be prescribed to help control bacterial levels throughout the mouth, complementing the mechanical cleaning provided by scaling and root planing.

Laser Therapy: Laser therapy represents the cutting edge of periodontal treatment technology. It involves the use of laser light to selectively remove diseased tissue and bacteria from the periodontal pocket. This method is highly effective in reducing pocket depth and encouraging the regeneration of healthy gum tissue. Laser therapy is minimally invasive, causing less discomfort and allowing for quicker healing times compared to traditional surgical methods. It’s a versatile treatment option that can be customized to the severity of the patient’s condition, offering a less painful and more aesthetic alternative to surgery.

These therapies are integral components of our comprehensive periodontal care program. By utilizing a combination of these treatments, we can tailor a therapy plan that best fits the condition and preferences of each patient, maximizing the chances of restoring gum health and function.

Benefits of Periodontal Tissue & Root Therapy

Undergoing periodontal tissue and root therapy at Implant & Perio Center of Kansas offers numerous benefits, not only for your oral health but for your overall well-being:

Improved Gum Health: The primary goal of periodontal therapy is to halt the progression of gum disease, thereby reducing inflammation, bleeding, and discomfort. By thoroughly cleaning the periodontal pockets and eliminating bacteria, we can help your gums heal and reattach to your teeth, reducing pocket depth and improving the health and stability of your periodontal tissues.

Prevention of Tooth Loss: Periodontal disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. By addressing the disease early and aggressively with non-surgical therapies, we can significantly reduce the likelihood of tooth loss, preserving your natural teeth and maintaining your smile’s integrity.

Better Breath: Halitosis, or bad breath, is often caused by the bacteria present in infected periodontal pockets. Periodontal therapy helps to eliminate these bacteria, providing a more lasting solution to bad breath than temporary measures like mouthwash or mints.

Enhanced Smile and Confidence: Healthy gums are the foundation of a beautiful smile. By treating periodontal disease, we can improve the appearance of your gums, making your smile look healthier and more attractive. This can lead to a boost in self-esteem and confidence, impacting your social interactions and quality of life.

Overall Health Benefits: Research has shown a link between periodontal disease and other systemic health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and pregnancy complications. By managing and treating periodontal disease, you may also be helping to reduce your risk of these associated health issues, contributing to a healthier body overall.

These benefits underscore the importance of seeking timely periodontal care. At Implant & Perio Center of Kansas, Dr. Marq J. Sams and his team are committed to providing the most advanced and effective non-surgical periodontal therapies, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Who Needs Periodontal Tissue & Root Therapy?

Individuals experiencing signs of gum disease, such as swollen, bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, or loose teeth, may be candidates for periodontal therapy. Early intervention is crucial in preventing the progression of disease and avoiding more invasive treatments. If you’re concerned about your gum health, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sams.


In our commitment to patient education and comfort, we address some of the most commonly asked questions about periodontal tissue & root therapy:

What is the recovery time for non-surgical periodontal therapy?

Recovery times can vary depending on the specific treatments performed and the individual’s overall health. Generally, patients can resume normal activities almost immediately after non-surgical therapies like scaling and root planing or laser therapy. Some mild soreness or sensitivity can be expected for a few days, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

Will I experience pain during or after the treatment?

During non-surgical periodontal therapy, we take every measure to ensure your comfort, including the use of local anesthetics to numb the treatment area. While some patients may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity following the procedure, these symptoms are typically temporary and can be effectively managed with pain medication as recommended by Dr. Sams.

How can I maintain my gum health after therapy?

Maintaining your gum health after therapy is crucial for preventing the recurrence of periodontal disease. We recommend:

Regular Dental Visits: Scheduling regular check-ups and cleanings with Dr. Sams to monitor your periodontal health and promptly address any issues.

Proper Oral Hygiene: Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and using an antimicrobial mouthwash can help keep your gums healthy.

Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Eating a balanced diet, quitting smoking, and managing stress can also positively impact your gum health.

How often will I need to come in for follow-up care?

The frequency of follow-up visits depends on the severity of your periodontal disease and how well you respond to the initial treatment. Typically, Dr. Sams may recommend follow-up appointments every 3-6 months to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan as needed.

What are the signs that my periodontal disease is getting worse?

Signs that periodontal disease may be progressing include increased redness or bleeding of the gums, persistent bad breath, gum recession, or loose teeth. If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s important to contact our office immediately for an evaluation.

Can periodontal disease affect my overall health?

Yes, research has shown that periodontal disease is linked to several systemic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Treating periodontal disease can not only improve your oral health but may also have positive effects on your overall health.

Dr. Marq J. Sams and our team are always available to answer any further questions you may have about periodontal tissue & root therapy. Our goal is to ensure you feel fully informed and comfortable with your treatment plan.

Why Choose Us for Your Periodontal Needs?

Choosing Implant & Perio Center of Kansas means entrusting your gum health to Dr. Marq J. Sams and a team that values innovation, patient-centered care, and results. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest in periodontal treatment technology, and our approach is tailored to each patient’s unique needs. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for transforming smiles, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of periodontal care. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!

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Meet Dr. Sams

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As a dental professional, I stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients.

As a doctor, I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team. That is just one reason why I value each and every patient relationship.

I appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, my team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.

Don’t hesitate to call me for any questions that you may have! Schedule an appointment with us today!

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