Treating Gum Disease Early
Gum disease can creep up quietly, once present in your mouth its effects can compound quickly. The first sign of gum disease is the presence of blood when you brush or floss. As plaque and calculus form on your teeth, they push beneath the gums. The soft tissue becomes swollen and tender. Over time, your gums will begin receding from your teeth. When left untreated gum disease can become detrimental to not only your oral health but your general wellbeing. Gum disease is linked directly to tooth loss, bone loss, and in extreme cases heart disease and diabetes. Fortunately, the BayView Dental team offers effective treatments to keep this infection manageable while halting any further damage. If you’re not seeking treatment due to financial doubts, the cost to your health may be worse. Remember we are working with insurance companies to get you the care you need at a price you can justify.
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 Venice, 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.
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