Statistics show that most Americans will suffer from some form of gum disease in their adult life. Gum disease is a pathological inflammatory condition of the gum and bone that support and surround your teeth. Since the disease can often progress without symptoms, it’s extremely important to maintain regular dental checkup and cleaning appointments to screen for gum related problems. Don’t let gum disease wreak havoc on your good dental health. Schedule a gum disease therapy appointment with Juno Beach Smiles today. Dr. Keuning and Dr. Riley are highly qualified general dentists, now proudly restoring smiles daily throughout: Juno Beach, FL, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, and the surrounding communities.
How Does Gum Disease Develop?
- Gingivitis: The first stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is characterized by redness, swelling and bleeding of the gums after brushing or flossing. Gingivitis is caused by the buildup of harmful bacteria and plaque around the gum line. Although gingivitis is a degenerative process, it can be reversed by more effective personal oral hygiene practices and regularly attended professional dental cleanings.
- Periodontitis: When gingivitis is left untreated, it turns into periodontitis. This advancement can occur rather rapidly. With periodontitis, deep pockets or spaces form between the teeth and gums. This can cause chronic gum tissue destruction and the eventual loosening and loss of natural teeth.
Gum Disease Treatment in Juno Beach, FL
To treat gum disease, we will first attack the root cause of the problem, the plaque on your teeth and gums. We will clean in and around the affected areas, and disinfect the areas where harmful bacteria can accumulate. This deep-cleaning process is called root planning and scaling. We will also look for other causes of plaque, like loose fillings or worn out dental crowns. If your gum disease has advanced past the point of this treatment being effective we may recommend more advance techniques including laser gum recontouring or flap surgery.
Don’t let gum disease jeopardize your healthy smile. Schedule a gum disease therapy appointment with Juno Beach Smiles today. Dr. Keuning and Dr. Riley are experienced and compassionate general dentists, now delivering quality care daily throughout: Juno Beach, FL, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, and the neighboring areas.