Periodontal Gum Treatment

Periodontal Gum Treatment

Periodontitis, a type of gum disease, is severe inflammation of the gums, with symptoms that include red, bleeding or swollen gums. If left untreated, periodontitis can lead to loss of teeth.

Your gum disease treatment plan depends on how severe the condition is. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that may results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth.

Your gum disease treatment will depend on several factors, including your personal health history and the stage of your disease.

Non-surgical treatments for gum disease

  • Professional dental cleaning
  • Scaling and root planning

Surgical Treatment

Flap surgery

For severe gum diseases (periodontitis) if it cannot be cured with antibiotics or root planning and scaling. A flap procedure cleans the roots of a tooth and repairs bone damage caused by gum disease.

Common Signs of Periodontal Disease

When a gum disease is diagnosed you must watch for the symptoms that show it is advancing. Keep an eye out for puffy, red and/or bleeding gums, recession of gum tissue, bad breath, a lingering aftertaste in your mouth, loose teeth or pus around a tooth or teeth.

If you are having one or more of these symptoms call Sunrise Blvd Dental today at 954-475-8100 for a free dental exam.

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