Did you know that taking care of your gums is just as important as your teeth when it comes to your oral health? Without daily brushing and flossing, your teeth can develop cavities, but your gums can also get an infection called periodontal disease. This can lead to redness, swelling, bleeding, gum recession, and eventually—tooth loss! If you or a loved one is experiencing any issues with your gums, be sure to contact our Sebastian, FL office right away. We can take care of the problem and get your oral health back on track with top-quality periodontal therapy.
Why Choose Sebastian Dental Care For Periodontal Therapy?
- GUM SCREENINGS PROVIDED AT EVERY CHECKUP
- DEEP CLEANINGS PERFORMED BY EXPERT HYGIENE TEAM
- KIND, FRIENDLY, & HIGHLY SKILLED TEAM
Scaling & Root Planing
Periodontal disease is usually the result of bacteria-filled plaque and tartar being allowed to build up on the teeth below the gum line, which leads to inflammation and irritation in the nearby tissues. Scaling is a cleaning procedure where we use small instruments to remove these substances, and then with root planing, we gently reshape and smooth out the rough surfaces of the tooth roots. This encourages faster healing and lowers the risk of reinfection by making it harder for plaque to accumulate near the gums in the future.
Tiny pockets of bacteria can form along the gum line as the periodontal disease becomes more advanced, and rather than trying to clean them with manual instruments, a much gentler approach involves using a topical antibiotic. The medicine is applied directly to the gums where it quickly dries, and then slowly dissolves over the next few days. This enables the antibiotic to reach the deepest parts of the pockets and eliminate any bacteria.
Don’t let gum disease ruin your smile. Contact our experts today and schedule an appointment so we can help restore your smile to its former glory!