Gum Therapy Near You
Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease occurs when the gums have become infected. With the right treatment performed early on, you can help prevent long-term damage to your oral health. At CG Dentist Orlando, we are happy to provide our patients with gum therapy near you.
What Causes Gum Disease?
Gum disease is an infection of the soft tissues of your mouth. It is caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar in your mouth caused by a lack of proper dental hygiene practices. Some symptoms of gum disease include:
● Swollen and red gums
● Foul-smelling breath
● Loose teeth
● Bleeding and tender gums
● Tooth sensitivity
● Receding gums
How is Gum Disease Treated?
When you notice signs of gum disease, it is important to visit our dentist near you for treatment. Our dentist will evaluate your mouth and look for a number of signs to determine the severity of your condition. Depending on your circumstances, our dentist in Orlando may suggest surgical or non-surgical treatments. Some treatment options include:
● Scaling and root planing: this treatment removes the bacteria from your teeth and under your gum line before smoothing out the root surfaces to make it harder for bacteria to accumulate there in the future.
● Guided tissue regeneration: this works to help the gum tissue that has been damaged by bacteria to regrow.
● Flap surgery: with this procedure, our dentist will make small incisions in the gums to expose the roots of your teeth so a more thorough cleaning can be done.
When caught early, gum disease is almost entirely reversible. This is why it is important to visit a dentist every six months for dental checkups and cleanings. At these visits, our dentist can evaluate your mouth and catch and treat any signs of gum disease early on.
Visit CG Dentist Orlando
If you believe you may be suffering from gum disease, please do not hesitate to contact our team at CG Dentist Orlando. We are happy to provide you with a comprehensive evaluation and treatment.