Ways to Treat Gum Disease - Southern Dental Care

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What is Gum Disease?

If you experience puffy, tender, or red gums, you may be part of the 80 percent of American adults who have some form of gum disease. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, starts as gingivitis. In its early stages, gingivitis is usually painless. Because of this, many people do not even know they suffer from gum disease. Though it can be painless in the beginning, gingivitis is an infection caused by bacteria. If left untreated, the disease causes the gum to separate from the teeth, forming a bacteria-filled pocket. Having bacteria beneath your gums will weaken your teeth and can lead to extensive problems unless you treat the infection. In fact, periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in American adults. As your Marrero gum disease experts, we want to make sure you treat your gum disease before it progresses to something more serious.

Ways to Treat Gum Disease

What you can do to restore your oral health depends on how far the disease has advanced. As the infection advances, the pockets of bacteria become deeper. This causes the condition to become more extensive, more expensive and more time-consuming to treat.

Treating Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the only stage of periodontal disease that is reversible. Treatment of the infection involves a full mouth debridement in order to remove plaque and tartar both above and below your gum line. Our Marrero gum disease experts will also recommend an extensive home care regimen so that the infection does not return while the gums are healing.

Treating Mild Periodontitis

If the disease advances it will become periodontitis. Our dentists will most likely treat mild periodontitis with a cleaning method called scaling and root planing therapy. In some cases, your dentist may also prescribe an antibiotic to prevent further infection. If your periodontitis has advanced to this stage, you will need to return to Southern Dental Care for cleanings more often than people who have healthy mouths.

Treating Moderate Periodontitis

Moderate periodontitis involves a receded gum line, exposing the root surfaces and loosening your teeth. Thus, treatment includes additional procedures to scaling and root planing therapy. Your dentist may also place an antibiotic directly into the infected pocket to eliminate bacteria that cleaning alone can’t. It is also possible your dentist may use laser therapy to treat periodontitis.

Treating Severe Periodontitis

Severe periodontitis often requires surgery to repair the gums. Some teeth may also be so loose they need to be extracted. In that case, you will need dentures or partials, a bridge, crown, or veneer, or a dental implant to fill the space left behind.

Marrero Gum Disease Treatment at Southern Dental Care

Our Marrero dental office is conveniently located at 7301 Westbank Expressway, allowing us to serve the Westbank and entire greater New Orleans area. We are here to make your gum disease treatment as easy and painfree as possible. Our experienced team wants to provide you with exceptional tooth care.From scaling and root planing, to dental implants, to dentures and partials, we have all gum disease treatments at Southern Dental Care. Don’t hesitate to contact us for any and all of your dental needs!

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