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How Do Periodontists Treat Gum Disease?

According to a report by the CDC, approximately 47 percent of American adults who are 30 years old and above, are suffering from periodontal disease. The sad reality is that studies show periodontal disease or gum disease increases with age. It’s important to be aware of the symptoms of gum disease so you can see a periodontist in Pompano Beach before the condition worsens.  

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What Are the Risks of Untreated Gum Disease?

When gum disease is left untreated, it will advance into periodontitis. When it reaches this stage, the infection has already gotten worse, and the gum pockets have already deepened. Slowly it will eat away your jawbone until it can no longer hold your teeth in place.  

Eventually, your teeth will loosen and fall out. Tooth loss will not only affect your smile but also negatively impacts your self-esteem, your facial structures, and your ability to chew and speak.  

How Is Gum Disease Treated?

The treatment depends on the severity of the infection. A dental cleaning can help remove plaque and tartar from along the gum line. Frequent cleanings are recommended if you show visible signs of gum disease.  

Scaling and root planing are suggested if plaque and tartar have already reached below the gum line. The rough areas of the tooth roots are smoothened with planing to remove bacteria and provide a smooth surface for the gums to reattach.  

Flap surgery or pocket reduction surgery is ideal if the gum disease is already in its advanced stage.  

The gums are lifted to remove tartar and then placed securely back around your teeth to ensure that there are no spaces in between to stop bacteria from growing and multiplying.  

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Are You Looking for a Periodontist in Pompano Beach?

Gum disease will not stop unless it is treated. If you have gum disease, we offer different treatments to ensure that your gums will be healthy again.  

At Park Plaza Dental, our aim is to help our patients improve their oral health. Give us a call to learn more about our services. 

Are You Looking for Dental Care in Pompano Beach?

If you have any questions about the services we offer, don’t hesitate to call Park Plaza Dental. Our team is here to make your next appointment a comfortable and productive one.