Gum disease is a potentially dangerous inflammation of the gum line. If left untreated, it can negatively affect the bone that supports your teeth, necessitating invasive treatment methods. At One Dental Studio, our board-certified periodontist, Dr. Rose Daod, diagnoses symptoms of gum disease, including swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, receding gums, and even bad breath.
If a patient is not receiving treatment from our periodontist, the gums can recede away from the teeth, which can trigger a variety of other dental and oral health problems. Fortunately, Dr. Daod is here to expertly assess and treat the signs and symptoms of gum disease.
Signs Of Gum Disease
Most patients in the early stages of gum disease don't even know they have it. Signs of gum disease may not appear until the disease has advanced to a point that will require you to undergo more invasive treatment to get your smile healthy again.
Be on the lookout for these symptoms of gum disease:
- Loose teeth or teeth separating from each other
- Mouth pain - including swollen and red gums
- Receding gums
- Excessive bleeding after brushing and flossing your teeth
- Mouth sores
- Consistent bad breath that doesn't respond to traditional treatment, like mouthwash
- Noticeable pus between your teeth and gums
- Your partial dentures aren't fitting securely anymore
- A change in the way you bite or the way your teeth fit together
Gum disease hurts millions of people each year and many don't even know they have this serious condition until it has advanced to a point that it requires treatment by a periodontist.
If you're concerned you might be seeing the signs of gum disease, schedule an appointment with One Dental Studio today. We can assess your symptoms and create a treatment plan specialized for your dental needs.
Pinhole Gum Therapy
Receding gums can weaken your teeth, cause root damage and may even lead to tooth loss. With Pinhole Gum Therapy, receding gums are stabilized without using traditional surgical procedures such as cutting, grafting, and stitches. This minimally invasive procedure can restore years to your smile and improve your overall health.
Gum disease increases your risk of systemic health problems, making it more difficult for your immune system to do its job. Ask our Davie gum doctor how non-surgical periodontal therapy can help with problems like heart disease, pneumonia, premature labor, and more.
Gingivitis is often painless at first, making it difficult to diagnose without regular dental checkups. Inflammation of the gums can be a potentially serious condition, which is why it’s vital to get regular dental exams from our periodontist at One Dental Studio.
If you have been diagnosed with or are concerned you might have gingivitis, our gum doctor offers a range of treatments to reverse or stop gum disease progression. If you are in the early stages of gingivitis, most treatment options are non-surgical procedures.
Gum Graft Surgery
Gum grafting is a common periodontal procedure performed at One Dental Studio to treat gum recession. After gum grafting, the soft tissue surrounding your teeth can begin to naturally regenerate, restoring a healthier smile. Benefits include reduced sensitivity, an improved smile appearance and overall improvement of gum health.
Pocket Reduction Procedures
Pocket Reduction refers to a series of surgeries performed to give Dr. Daod access to the roots of your teeth in order to remove tartar and bacteria. Pocket reduction procedures are an important step in preventing the progression of gum disease!
Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
Your routine cleaning at our Davie dental office involves scaling your teeth and gum line to remove plaque and tartar and polishing to remove stains and smooth the tooth's surface. However, if you have symptoms of gum disease, you might need a different type of cleaning called scaling and root planing.
Scaling and root planing is a deep dental cleaning procedure our doctors perform to treat patients with current or developing gum disease. Not all patients need this level of periodontal treatment, but it is key for patients diagnosed with gingivitis.
Root Surface Debridement
Over time, calcified deposits in your gum pockets can make the surface of your tooth rough and difficult to keep clean. Root Surface Debridement (RSD) is a procedure used to clean the root surface of the tooth. Our periodontist uses root surface debridement to remove deposits and slow the progression of gum disease.
Periodontal disease may cause your jawbone to be too weak to support the dental implant you need. In cases like this, our specialists will often recommend natural bone regeneration (also known as bone grafting) to promote healthy bone growth and strengthen your jawbone. Over time your jawbone can regain enough bone mass to support a dental implant.
Have Questions About Your Gum Disease Treatment Options?
Our board-certified periodontist is here to answer all of your questions about gum disease and periodontal treatment. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment at our Davie, FL dental office!