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Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy in Naples, FL

 

Our Periodontal Therapy Services

Gum disease is not to be taken lightly, and at Naples Dental Studio, we know that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and can cause further complications down the road, including risk of heart attack or stroke. Because of this, we take periodontal therapy very seriously in order to help patients combat gum disease and prevent future problems.

 

The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis, when plaque and toxins irritate the gums, making them tender and sensitive. This is followed by periodontitis, when the plaque hardens into tartar and causes the gums to recede from the teeth, creating pockets between the gums in the teeth that let in bacteria. Advanced Periodontitis is when the teeth start to lose support as the gums, bone and periodontal ligament are compromised. Without treatment, moderate to severe bone loss could occur.

 

You may have gum disease if:

 

–        Your gums bleed easily

–        Your gums are tender or swollen

–        You have chronic bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth without explanation

 

Periodontal therapy usually involves a deep cleaning to help reduce inflammation and bacterial debris below the gum line. This will give your teeth a smooth, clean surface for the gums to reattach to, reducing pocket depth. Antibiotics will be applied to your gum line in order to prepare your gums for regular maintenance cleanings every 6 months or so. Once you receive periodontal therapy, it is important that you stay consistent with your oral health routines and regular dental visits.

 

Even if you are not experiencing these symptoms, you should still come into Naples Dental Studio for a general checkup so our staff can help you take preventative measures against poor periodontal health and gum disease. It is our goal to help you maintain good oral health for a lifetime, and periodontal therapy can do just that. For more information on our Periodontal Therapy services, call us at (239) 262-4595 to make an appointment or simply fill out the form on the left-hand side of this page.

 

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