Gum Disease Treatments & Deep Cleaning
Gum disease treatment varies depending on the type and severity of your condition. If the disease is caught early on as gingivitis and no damage has been done to the supporting structures under the teeth, you may simply need a professional deep cleaning. If a more serious issue is detected, your periodontist may perform a more in-depth examination or schedule a follow-up appointment. If experiencing gum inflammation, pain, bleeding, or other discomfort, schedule a dental exam at one of our Tamarac dentist or Plantation dentist offices right away.
Even with preventative measures, some patients develop more severe periodontal disease. The first step in treating the disease usually involves a special deep cleaning called “scaling and root planing.” In this treatment, the dentist removes plaque and tartar down to the bottom of each periodontal pocket. This treatment may be done over several visits, depending on your needs. The root surfaces of the teeth are then smoothed (or “planed”) to allow the gum tissue to heal and reattach to the teeth. Our adult dentistry team is here to provide a comfortable and safe experience for every patient.
In-Office Periodontal Gum Treatments
In periodontal laser gum surgery, the dentist uses a laser to access and remove the inflamed gum tissue from around the root of the tooth. When the infected tissue is removed and the root is exposed, scaling begins. This involves scraping off the calculus and plaque built up below the gum line and around the root. The dentist smooths the root with instruments to remove any rough spots that may attract bacteria and cause infections. The area between the gum and the root can then regenerate during the healing process. benefits of laser gum surgery include:
– Reduced gum trauma, swelling, and bleeding
– Quicker healing times
– Reduced chance of tooth loss
– Less noise and anxiety for the patient
The last step of the cleaning process is a fluoride treatment. This treatment is used as a protectant for your teeth to help fight against cavities for several months. If you are experiencing gum disease, bleeding, or inflammation, schedule an appointment right away with one of our periodontists. Our Tamarac dentist and Plantation dentist locations are open on weekdays from 9:00am to 7:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm. We look forward to speaking with you and developing a plan to get your dental health back on track!
Schedule an Appointment
Contact our Tamarac or Plantation office to schedule an appointment today! At Smile Every Day, our team goes above and beyond to provide a safe, comfortable, and positive experience for every single patient. From routine exams and teeth cleaning to more specialized dental procedures, we do it all under one roof. We are open on Saturdays and currently accepting new patients of all ages! Some of our general and cosmetic dentistry services include dental implants, porcelain veneers, tooth reshaping, crowns and bridges, and root canal. Call our after-hours phone number for situations requiring emergency dental care! Are you a parent looking for a quality pediatric dentistry team to care for your little one(s)? We have you covered! Call our Plantation pediatric dentist or Tamarac pediatric dentist office to learn more.