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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 need an in-office 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 discomfort, schedule a dental exam at our Tamarac or Plantation office 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.

Laser Gum Treatment

What to Expect During Gum Treatments

During your periodontal gum treatment, the dentist uses a laser to remove 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 root regenerates during the healing process. Benefits of laser gum treatments include:

– Reduced gum trauma, swelling & 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, which serves as a protectant and helps fight cavities for several months. If you are experiencing bleeding, inflammation, or infection of the gums, schedule an appointment right away with one of our periodontists. Our Tamarac and Plantation locations are open on weekdays from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. We look forward to speaking with you and developing a plan to get your dental health back on track!

Periodontal Gum Treatments in Tamarac & Plantation, FL

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 canals. Call our after-hours phone number for situations requiring emergency dental care. You can also check out our blog for useful tips and information.