Periodontal Therapy - palm beach gardens fl

The Importance of Gum Disease Treatment

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Periodontal Therapy Can Restore Oral Health

As plaque builds up in your mouth and on your teeth, your risk for periodontal, or gum, disease increases. If this plaque hardens, it can develop into tartar that only a professional cleaning can remove. The longer you leave these harmful buildups on your teeth, the greater the threat to your oral health. If your condition worsens to gingivitis, your gums will become red, swollen, and may bleed easily.

If gingivitis is left untreated, it can advance to periodontitis, which causes your gums to pull away from your teeth to create pockets that often become infected. At this stage of gum disease, your soft-tissue and jawbone may begin to deteriorate, and complete tooth loss becomes a risk. Studies show that if you suffer from gum disease, your risk for heart attack, stroke, pneumonia, and many other conditions may increase.

The Benefits

The greatest benefit of diagnosing and treating your gum disease at an early stage is the preservation of your teeth. Improving the health of your gums has a direct effect on the appearance of your teeth, and nothing is more pleasing than a healthy, happy smile. Eliminating gum disease will improve your overall well-being and reduce your risk for more serious health conditions.

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Tooth Replacement Options with Dental Implants

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Our goal is to provide periodontal treatment that will get to the source of your condition and eliminate it using the least invasive method possible. In some cases, scaling and root planing, or non-surgical periodontal therapy, followed by adjunctive therapy and/or prescription medication may eliminate the disease. As with all of our patients, the intensity of your treatment will be completely dependent on the severity of your gum disease. In every periodontal disease case, we include a long-term maintenance guide to help you keep your mouth healthy.

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Scaling and root planning is a deep-cleaning method designed to remove disease-causing plaque. Scaling involves removing the tartar from the gum line, and planning eliminates the germ-collecting rough spots on your tooth roots and removes harmful bacteria. This treatment helps reduce discomfort, swelling, and bleeding.

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Our practice uses Biolase® Waterlase™ technology to perform periodontal treatment using a virtually painless stream of water to manipulate soft tissue and bone. This advanced treatment results in less post-op sensitivity and creates a greater patient experience.

If your teeth are masked by excessive gum tissue and you are displeased with the appearance of your smile, you might consider laser gum contouring. Your “gummy” smile can make your teeth look disproportionately small but can be reshaped with our advanced contouring procedure to improve your look. Using leading-edge laser technology, we can reduce the prominence of your gums making your teeth look longer and your smile look more natural and beautiful without the use of a scalpel.

Using local anesthetic and sedation if you prefer, we will ensure your comfort and help you relax during your laser gum contouring procedure. We will use our high-tech laser to gently and masterfully sculpt your gums into a more uniform, scalloped shape. You may experience slight swelling or minimal discomfort after the procedure, but no downtime from your regular activities is required. If necessary, you’ll be given medication to take so you are kept comfortable after the treatment.

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Our Palm Beach Gardens practice sees many gum surgery patients who can benefit from gum and bone grafting. We perform bone grafting procedures to reverse bone lost to periodontal disease by promoting bone growth and perform periodontal gum grafting to support strong healthy gums. Oftentimes these procedures are performed simultaneously to minimize the number of surgeries required.

Candidacy

If you have moderate periodontal disease and our doctors determine that your teeth can be saved for at least 10 years, you may be a good candidate for gum surgery. During your initial consultation with us, the severity of your condition will determine whether dental implants are a better choice for you. If your gums cover too much of your teeth or are uneven, ask us about gum contouring and its cosmetic benefits.

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Learn More about Gum Surgery

Your oral health has a direct effect on your overall health, and the condition of your gums plays a huge role in your well-being. Our team has the knowledge and experience necessary to return your gums to optimal health and to maximize your smile’s potential. Don’t wait another day to contact us in Palm Beach Gardens to schedule a consultation for gum surgery.

Tackle Your Gum Disease With Leading Periodontal Therapy!

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