Periodontal Therapy

A Healthy Smile is a Beautiful Smile

IIf you suffer from periodontal disease, soft tissue management is a customized approach we use in our office that is designed to meet your particular needs. Periodontal Therapy is an important part of restoring health to your teeth and gums, as well as preventing tooth loss.

What is Periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that develops in the gum tissues surrounding your teeth.  It is a progressive disease that if not treated can lead to tooth loss.

You may experience:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen gum tissues
  • Gum recession
  • Bad breath
  • Tooth mobility 

To determine the health of your periodontal tissues we will complete a thorough periodontal exam that will include measuring any loss of attachment of gum tissue or bone around your teeth.  We will examine digital images of the bone supporting your teeth to compare with our measurements and with this information develop a treatment plan specifically designed for you to return your tissues to a healthy state.

How we treat Periodontal disease

Once a diagnosis has been determined a treatment plan will be developed to deliver the best treatment for your unique situation.  We will work with you to return your gum tissues to a healthy state.

SPEAR Patient Education Videos

As a member of SPEAR, Dr. Collingwood has access to exclusive patient resources that provide clear explanations of the treatment, what you can expect, and how to prepare for it. To learn more about periodontal therapy, please check out these videos from SPEAR Patient Education.


This video provides an overview of gingivitis, its causes and symptoms, and how it can progress to advanced gum disease if not properly treated.

Prophy vs Scaling and Root Planing

This video shows you the differences between scaling and root planing and a routine dental cleaning to prevent and treat periodontal disease.

Periodontal Maintenance Therapy

This video shows you how periodontal maintenance therapy is crucial to prevent periodontal disease from worsening or causing additional complications for your oral and systemic health.

Scaling and Root Planing

This video shows you how excessive calculus and bacterial deposits are removed from beneath the gumline to stop the spread of periodontitis.

Periodontal Therapy in Waukesha, WI

If you need help deciding which periodontal therapy is best for you, give our dental office in Waukesha a call today and we will help restore your oral health in no time!

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Dr. Collingwood’s vast experience in dentistry & his wonderful chairside manner makes him a beloved dentist, trusted by many families in Waukesha, Pewaukee and the greater Milwaukee area. We offer a wide variety of dental services to cater to you and your family’s every dental need. Our unique approach to patient care has allowed us to form lasting relationships with our patients over the years.

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