Dr. Brown is committed to providing the most successful, least invasive and most cost effective methods of treating gum disease. Non-Surgical periodontal therapy focuses on treating the cause (specific bacterial infections) of periodontal disease rather than the effects, thereby permitting the tissues to repair themselves naturally. In most cases, this eliminates or substantially reduces the need for gum surgery. In the past, many people who had been treated with surgery only, have had to have it done again and again over the years. Now we know the reason why. The infection that caused the disease can never be eliminated by a purely surgical approach to treatment. Anti-Infective Periodontal Therapy treats the tissue ravaged by periodontal disease, but more importantly, treats the infection that caused it as well. Contact the Philadelphia dentists at The Perio Group for more on treatment for gum disease through non-surgical procedures.