Family Dentistry of South Florida offers treatment for patients who have varying stages and degrees of periodontal disease. Some of the early warning symptoms of gum disease include bleeding gums, swelling of gums, and/or redness. When regular dental check-ups are made by a dentist it can help to catch gum disease early on which enables a more conservative treatment to be used. The most conservative treatment is providing the patient with instructions on how to effectively brush and floss their teeth at home. This kind of treatment might also involve carefully scaling all of the tooth surfaces that are affected, gum irrigation, and also local placement of antibiotics in the areas that have significant irritation. Quite often when these treatments are conducted during the early phases of Gum Disease, immediate relief and improvement of gum disease symptoms are experienced by the patient. Surgical treatment might be required if there is not a significant improvement in the symptoms.
Surgical Treatment of Periodontal Disease
When gum disease, a.k.a. periodontitis, progresses before being treated, a patient might need to have oral surgery in order to stop gum disease and restore the oral health of their mouth. In a majority of situations, there are four different surgical treatments that will be performed by a Periodontist: Pocket Depth Reduction, Tissue and/or Bone Regeneration, Crown Lengthening, and Soft Tissue Grafts. The surgical treatments may significantly improve the chances that the patient will be able to keep their teeth.
Here at Family Dentistry of South Florida we are very experienced with treating gum disease and teaching our patients proper oral hygiene practices. If you think you might have gum disease, then we strongly encourage you to call our office and get a dental check-up scheduled. During the check-up, our Dentist will be able to answer any questions you might have about our current treatment options and periodontal disease.
Schedule Your Periodontal Therapy Consultation
For a very severe condition, our Dentist may refer you to a periodontist so you can receive more comprehensive care. However, in many cases, we can provide whatever help you need right at our office.
Give us a call today to schedule your consultation visit or to ask any questions you have about our periodontal treatments.