Gum Disease Causes Irreversible Damage
If you’re questioning the possibility of gum disease, it’s important to understand how this oral health implication progresses. Gum disease begins slowly, at first, you may notice tenderness or bleeding along your gumline as you brush. As gum disease advances, plaque and calculus will form on your teeth, creating inflammation, pus between the teeth and gums, and a foul odor. Eventually, a noticeable recession of the soft tissue will happen weakens the integrity of your smile. When left untreated, this infection can cause tooth loss, bone loss, and even serious health issues beyond the mouth.
The skilled dental team at BayView Dental offers the highly effective, minimally invasive treatments you need to keep infection under control. We partner with multiple insurance companies to ensure your entire treatment process is easy and painless. Contact us at the first appearance of symptoms!
Gum Disease Warning Signs
Targeted Treatment for Gum Disease
The great news is that gum disease is preventable—and curable at an early stage! Just be sure to brush and floss your teeth and have regular professional teeth cleanings and checkups. If you do require care for gum disease, we’re the team to trust. We provide multiple treatments for gum disease in St. Petersburg, FL, depending on the severity of your case and the stage of gum disease you’re in. We’ll begin with a consultation that includes an oral examination.
Our dentist will assess your current oral health and provide you with a customized treatment plan that reflects your unique needs. Depending on your treatment and your anxiety level we may offer calming sedation dentistry to guarantee you’re comfortable throughout your visit. With proper treatment, maintenance, and good oral health habits, gum disease doesn’t have to damage your smile again. Most importantly, a smile free from bacteria and infection helps you live an overall healthy lifestyle!
Key Gum Disease Treatments
Scaling and Root Planing
A non-surgical treatment, scaling and root planing is often the first procedure in the fight against gum disease. Scaling removes the bacterial plaque from above and below the gumline. Root planing smooths the tooth surfaces to encourage healthy tissue reattachment and protection against future infection.
Once gum disease has been comprehensively treated, periodontal maintenance is recommended to ensure it does not return. This procedure is completed every 3-4 months and involves a deep cleaning of the teeth at and below the gumline to remove bacteria and plaque accumulation. These deep cleanings will replace your regularly scheduled hygiene appointments.
Halt Further Damage to Your Gums
Schedule a consultation in St. Petersburg, FL today.