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Timothy Calkins, DDS Timothy Calkins, DDS

Periodontal Therapy

After a recent visit with your dentist at Calkins Family Dentistry, you may have discovered that you have periodontitis-better known as periodontal (or gum) disease. You know this dental issue can cause a lot of problems if left untreated, and you wonder how we can help you treat this condition and reverse its effects.

To treat gum disease, we recommend periodontal therapy to return your oral health to normal. As you undergo this treatment, you’ll work with Dr. Calkins and his experienced dental hygiene staff who can answer any questions and restore your mouth to health.

The Basics of Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal therapy refers to the process dentists use to diagnose gum disease and treat it accordingly. Treatment varies depending on the severity of the disease and what type you have.

Treatment options for periodontitis include:

  • Scaling and root planning
  • Deep cleaning
  • Surgical intervention
  • Increased treatment frequency

After treatment, we will provide you with tips you can use at home to manage your gum tissues. As we work together to treat this condition and keep your teeth clean and healthy, you can reduce your risk for bone loss, infection, and other serious health issues.

How Calkins Family Dentistry Can Help

For more than 30 years, Timothy D Calkins, DDS, has provided Lincoln, NE locals with effective dental care. With so much experience behind us, we pride ourselves on our ability to keep your mouth and teeth healthy and working properly. When you need quality dental care, turn to Calkins Family Dentistry.

Book a Session Today

If you have been diagnosed with periodontitis, you will likely need to undergo periodontal therapy. Call us today at 402.488.1661 to schedule an appointment for periodontal therapy in Lincoln, NE. If you prefer, you can request an appointment by filling out our online form. We look forward to helping you restore your smile and keep it bright.

We treat people, not just teeth.

We focus on preventative care and patient education


“I have been a patient of Dr. Calkins for over 20 years. All of my kids have gone to him since they were toddlers. Very conservative in his approach, never tries to do an expensive treatment if it isn’t necessary. Great at giving numbing shots, can’t even feel the needle.”


“I’ve been going to Dr. Calkins for several years and will continue to do so. Tim is very professional, knowledgeable, thorough, and patient. I very much appreciate the time he takes to educate me about dental health, to show me my x-ray, or to explain a procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Calkins and his excellent team.”


“You know when you come back from your dentist feeling good you know you’ve picked the right one. I could go to any dentist in Lincoln but Dr. Calkins and his staff are it for me. After seeing him for over 20 years I’ve always been treated as if I’m his only patient. Who feels strongly enough about their dentist to actually post?”

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