Prevent Tooth Loss
Periodontal (gum) disease is the top cause of adult tooth loss. Early treatment of the disease and follow-up can help eliminate the risk of further damage to your teeth and gums.
Periodontal disease is identified by swollen, bleeding, or inflamed gum tissue. Gingivitis is the earliest phase and if untreated can progress into a more serious condition called periodontitis.
The severity and damage caused by gum disease can be reduced with early treatment. A treatment plan will focus on the removal of the harmful bacteria within the plaque and tartar build up on your teeth and below the gum line.
Scaling and root planing provides a deep cleaning for the affected areas. This eliminates hardened tartar and the bacteria it contains in the pockets between your teeth and gum tissue.
Contact our Hollywood dental office about any periodontal (gum) disease symptoms. Schedule a dental examination to diagnose any signs of periodontal disease and to discuss treatment.