You Definitely Don’t Want This…
We are passionate about routine dental care in our office because we don’t just want to clean and shine your teeth, but we also want to look for other common diseases that can be affecting your oral health. Since our team spends so little time caring for your teeth over the course of the year, the bulk of your oral care is left up to you. If you are not cleaning your teeth properly by brushing and flossing thoroughly, you run a high risk of contracting gum disease. The buildup of tartar and bacteria along the gumline can lead to an infection in the gums. Thankfully, if detected in time, we can treat gum disease. Read on to learn more about the treatments we offer to restore damaged gums.
Gum Disease Treatments
When patients do not care for their teeth properly, they can get gum disease, an extremely common condition that affects approximately half of American adults. Thankfully, if you receive routine dental care in our office, we can detect any problems in the early stages and start treatment right away. We offer a variety of periodontal therapies that can restore your gums to health. Our treatment recommendation will be based on the severity of your gum disease, and could include any of the following:
- Scaling and root planing
- Gum grafting
- Laser therapy
- Periodontal plastic surgery
If it has been longer than six months since your last oral hygiene examination, we recommend scheduling an appointment today. Unfortunately, gum disease often remains undetected, and the longer you go between appointments, the greater your chance of experiencing complications. It is also important to mention that once you are treated for gum disease, we will monitor your condition closely and require more frequent visits to our office.
If you or a loved one is due for a hygiene examination or needs to schedule a recommended treatment, be sure to contact our office located in Wellington, FL to schedule an appointment. Our team is more than happy to help, and we look forward to seeing you at your next appointment soon!