What is Soft Tissue Management?
70% adults suffer from gum disease. Periodontal infection can lead to bad breath, bad smell/taste, bleeding, tender gums, and eventually tooth loss. It’s also been linked to heart attacks, strokes, diabetic complications and low birth weight in babies.
Soft Tissue Management is an individualized plan to eliminate infection of the gums and root surfaces. An appropriate plan will be chosen by your hygienist. 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.
Our Soft Tissue Management Program
Our soft tissue management (STM) program consists of periodontal debridement with hand instruments combined with piezo and ultrasonic scalers. Followed by an in office irrigation treatment.
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.