Many patients know that gum disease affects a smile’s appearance, but were you aware that this progressive condition can actually cause serious harm? Gum disease begins with an infection of the gum tissue that can quickly progress until bone is irreversibly destroyed and teeth are at a risk for being lost. Our gum disease treatment is designed to target and remove disease-causing bacteria and return health back to the gums, teeth, and bone. We are pleased to have an experienced periodontist on-staff at our Miami Beach, FL office. With the scope of his training and education focused on the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and issues related to the gums, he is specifically qualified to provide gum disease treatment for our patients. Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss or have you noticed they appear tender or swollen? You may have gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. Seeking treatment at the first signs of gum disease can help preserve the health of your smile!
Our goal with gum disease treatment is to preserve the health of the gums, bone, and teeth by removing disease-causing infection and bacteria. But restoring health to the smile can also keep you from experiencing more serious complications that result from untreated gum disease. Studies show a link between chronic gum disease and systemic issues, including heart disease, diabetes, and others, making timely treatment all the more critical to restoring oral and overall health. Comprehensive gum disease treatment from our Miami Beach, FL periodontist can:
The first step in treating gum disease is non-surgical scaling and root planing. A “deep” clean, scaling removes the plaque and tartar from the teeth and root planing smooths and reshapes the surface. This allows the healthy gums to reattach to the teeth, minimizing the depth of periodontal pockets.
Severe cases of gum disease need surgical treatment to remove the diseased gum tissue and bacteria, plaque, and tartar from around the teeth. Osseous surgery removes gum tissue, cleans the teeth, reshapes the damaged bone, and secures tissue back to the teeth to encourage new tissue and bone growth.
Patients treated for gum disease require routine monitoring of their gum health to ensure the disease doesn't develop again. Periodontal maintenance does this through deep cleanings of the teeth every 3-4 months to remove plaque and tartar that build up above and below the gumline.