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 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 dental services also include teeth cleaning, teeth whitening, dentures, veneers, tooth crowns and bridges, dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, root canal therapy, and tooth reshaping! Call our office to learn more and request an appointment! Call and request an emergency dentist right away if experiencing severe pain, swelling, or injury. Our Plantation dentist office is 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! If you’re a parent in need of a caring local pediatric dentist, we have you covered! Call us to schedule a Plantation pediatric dentist or Tamarac pediatric dentist appointment today!