Gum Disease Treatments - Riverdale Dental Associates
Keep Gum Disease from Destroying Your Smile
The Need for Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is one of the most dangerous oral infections and the primary cause of tooth loss in adults. If you regularly notice bleeding gums or your gums appear red and tender, don’t wait to schedule a consultation with our dentists at Riverdale Dental Associates! Timely treatment is the only way to prevent this condition and save your smile from irreparable damage. Seeking treatment from our dentists early also can help ensure that gum disease does not affect your physical health or aggravate existing systemic conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Our multiple dental offices in Florida make it convenient to schedule your gum disease treatment with our team, and our personalized insurance and financing options make your treatment affordable. Keep your smile healthy by reserving your consultation today!
Why Treat Gum Disease?
Gum disease may start quietly. At first, you may notice your gums feel tender or bleed when you brush and floss. When plaque and calculus are allowed to accumulate on your teeth, your gums become inflamed and tender before pulling away from your teeth. If left unchecked, this infection can cause more than tender, bleeding gums. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and even cause systemic health conditions like cardiovascular disease, stroke, or diabetes complications.
Our skilled, caring dental team at Riverdale Dental Associates offers the highly effective, minimally invasive treatments you need to keep the infection under control and maintain proper oral health for years to come. Contact us at the first appearance of symptoms!
Gum Disease Warning Signs
Targeted Treatment for Gum Disease
The great news is that gum disease is preventable—and curable at an early stage! Just be sure to brush and floss your teeth and have regular professional teeth cleanings and checkups. If you do require care for gum disease, we are the team to trust. We provide multiple options for gum disease treatment at our Florida dental practices, based on the severity of your case and the stage of gum disease you are in. We will begin with a consultation that includes an oral examination.
Our dentists will assess your current oral health and provide you with a customized treatment plan that reflects your unique needs. With proper treatment, maintenance, and good oral health habits, gum disease does not have to damage your smile again. Most importantly, a smile free from bacteria and infection helps you live an overall healthy lifestyle!
Key Gum Disease Treatments
Scaling and Root Planing
A non-surgical treatment, scaling and root planing is often the first procedure in the fight against gum disease. Scaling removes the bacterial plaque from above and below the gumline. Root planing smooths the tooth surfaces to encourage healthy tissue reattachment and protection against future infection.
Once gum disease has been comprehensively treated, periodontal maintenance is recommended to ensure it does not return. This procedure is completed every 3-4 months and involves a deep cleaning of the teeth at and below the gum line to remove bacteria and plaque accumulation. These deep cleanings will replace your regularly scheduled hygiene appointments.
Don’t let gum disease harm your smile!
Schedule your gum disease consultation at Riverdale Dental Associates to get started.