Vero Beach Periodontics
Periodontal Disease Treatment & Maintenance
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss. Pelican Dental Care offers quality care for periodontics in Vero Beach to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Our dentists offer periodontal maintenance and deep cleanings to treat the problem and prevent periodontal disease from getting worse.
Signs of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria in the mouth that inflames the gums and surrounding tissues. The bacteria in the mouth forms plaque. If that is not removed, the plaque hardens into tartar, which can build up between the teeth and below the gumline. Knowing the signs of gum disease can help you stop the progression of the disease.
Some of the common signs of periodontal disease include:
- Red, swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Pain when chewing
- Gums pulling away from the teeth
- Loose teeth
The best way to preserve the health of your teeth and gums is to prevent periodontal disease and detect it in the early stages when it is easier to treat. Good oral hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing and regular professional dental cleanings are your best line of defense. When there is a problem, we provide periodontics in Vero Beach to treat the infection and restore your dental health.
Stages of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease begins as gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums. Most people who don’t practice good oral hygiene or visit the dentist regularly will get gingivitis. Fortunately, the problem won’t progress in most patients. However, if gingivitis is left untreated, it can progress to more serious forms of periodontal disease.
As periodontal disease progresses, the tissues that connect the teeth to the jawbone become affected. This can result in bone loss, chronic inflammation, teeth shifting or becoming loose, and painful gums. If the disease progresses to the most serious forms, you can lose some, if not all, of your teeth. Treating periodontal disease in the early stages is essential to preserving your teeth and bone.
Effective Gum Disease Treatment & Prevention
At Pelican Dental Care, we offer effective treatment for Vero Beach periodontics that is tailored to the patient. Periodontal maintenance thoroughly cleans the teeth and gums. During periodontal maintenance, we remove the tartar and plaque that builds up and contributes to periodontal disease. This treatment is effective for preventing periodontal disease from getting worse, improves the appearance of your teeth, and gives you better breath.
Maintenance cleaning visits involve removing tartar and plaque from above and below the gumline, including the gum pockets. We remove bacteria from under the gumline. When the disease is more progressed, we may apply an antibiotic or antimicrobial gel to the teeth and gum pockets. Radiographs are used to evaluate your teeth and gums to plan the most effective treatment for you.
If you have noticed any of the signs of gum disease, please call (772) 569-9781 to schedule an appointment.
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