Dr. Robbie R. Hamblin

208 461-2600 or Email Me Anytime

351 West Iowa • Nampa, Idaho 83686

Periodontal Treatments

For most cases, a cleaning (prophylaxis) that is usually provided every 6 months can help keep your teeth and gums healthy, along with routine home oral care.  A cleaning removes harmful plaque, tarter, and even stains that is causing tooth discoloration.  Gingivitis is when the gums become red, swollen, and even inflamed as a direct result of irritation from plaque and bacteria.  In severe cases, a “deep cleaning” is required for those with more advanced periodontal (gum) disease.

Periodontal disease is an ongoing infection in the pockets around the teeth.  The deeper the pockets in your gumline, the more infection you have and the more serious the infection.  The purpose of Periodontal Treatment is to remove this infection and give these pockets a chance to heal.  Periodontal disease usually involves:Period5

  • Gums that bleed during and after tooth brushing
  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
  • Receding gums
  • Formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Changes in the way teeth fit together upon biting down, or in the fit of partial dentures.

After evaluating your periodontal health, our doctors will work with you to determine the treatment options that best meet your needs.

If periodontal disease is your problem, the treatment can vary widely depending on how far the diseases have progressed.  If caught in the early stages, simple procedures are done that will remove the plaque and calculus from below the gum line and disrupt the infection-causing bacteria.  If these diseases have advanced to the point where the periodontal pockets are deep and the supporting bone is lost, further treatment might be necessary.

Contact us to book your appointment and to discuss any further questions you may have about Periodontal Treatments or any of our other cutting edge techniques.

Office Hours

Office Hours:
8:00 – 5:00 Monday-Thursday
9:00-12:00 Friday's
Call: (208) 461.2600 or email for an Appointment

Office Location

Dr. Robbie R. Hamblin, DMD
351 West Iowa
Nampa, Idaho 83686