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About 65 million adults in the United States are suffering from chronic gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s important that you take your gum disease seriously. It is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, and it is associated with various diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
When gum disease begins you may simply notice that your gums bleed a little when you brush or floss. This gingivitis inflammation can be reversed with treatment. If it’s allowed to fester, chronic inflammation called periodontitis can develop. This infection is serious as it damages the soft tissue and attacks the support structure of your teeth. Eventually, you can lose your teeth permanently from this infection.
If you have periodontitis, your dentist will recommend that you look into periodontics in Jupiter. Periodontists are gum experts and dentists who have trained extensively to master advanced gum disease treatment and other surgical procedures.
With our expert care, we can help you fight the effects of gum disease. Call us now at (561) 291-8277 to schedule a consultation today. We can’t wait to help restore your gum health.
What Types of Procedures Are Provided by My Periodontist?
A gum disease specialist provides a wide range of periodontal services that are designed to treat the particular condition affecting your gums. As your local periodontics office, we’re always happy to answer your questions about our services. Until we speak with you next, you can take a look below to see some of our gum disease expert services:
Periodontal disease treatment
Gum disease has serious health implications if it isn’t treated. After a thorough examination, your periodontist in Jupiter will outline a treatment plan that fits your needs. This treatment may include non-surgical treatments, such as root planing and scaling or antibiotic tooth trays. Your gum disease specialist may also provide more extensive treatments such as gum graft surgery or laser treatment.
Dental Implant Placement
Dental implants are a good option for patients who are dealing with tooth loss. Dental implants last for many years and they look like natural teeth. The process of getting an implant usually takes several months and consists of several steps. First, a titanium or other metal post is surgically implanted into the jawbone. Within a few months, the jawbone and post have firmly melded and a crown, bridge, or denture can be attached to the secure post.
Crown lengthening is a good choice for patients who need a restorative crown but don’t have enough of the natural tooth in place to hold the crown. During the procedure, the periodontist reshapes the soft gum tissue and the tooth bone so that more the tooth is exposed. Once the procedure is completed, the dentist can firmly attach the crown or partial denture to the natural tooth.
Gummy Smile Surgery
If you feel that your smile is less than appealing because you have too much gum tissue, gummy smile surgery may be right for you. In just a couple of hours, your periodontist can reshape your gum tissue. This allows more of your tooth to show when you smile and evens out your gum line, giving you a more appealing smile.
Soft tissue graft/Gum graft
Gum tissue is important to protect your tooth roots from decay. If left unprotected, tooth roots become vulnerable to bacteria. Gum grafting can cover the exposed tooth roots, stop gum recession from progressing, and reduce the risk of eventual bone loss.
Oral pathology and oral cancer diagnosis
While oral cancer is dramatically on the rise, there is an 80 to 90 percent survival rate if the cancer is diagnosed and treated early. Your periodontist is an important participant in your oral cancer diagnosis and care, taking tissue samples, and explaining your treatment alternatives.
No matter what treatment you seek from our office, we want you to be relaxed and comfortable during your care. Our periodontist is experienced with delivering sedation, such as nitrous oxide and can discuss your sedation choices during your consultation.
Consultation with our Gum Disease Expert Is A Phone Call Away
Taking charge of your oral health requires just one first step: a quick phone call to our office at (561) 291-8277. We’ll work with you to schedule an Dental Specialty Center of Jupiter appointment that suits your schedule. Our team of dedicated dental professionals is always happy to answer your questions before or after your consultation with a periodontist in Jupiter. We’re looking forward to giving you back your healthy smile.