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, and eventually begin to pull away from your teeth. If left unchecked, this infection can cause more than a little “pink in the sink.” Gum disease can lead to tooth loss, bone loss and even systemic health conditions like cardiovascular disease, stroke or diabetes complications. Our skilled and compassionate dental team at Dentistry by Design offers the highly effective, minimally invasive treatments you need to keep infection under control and maintain proper oral health for years to come. We partner with multiple insurance companies to ensure your entire treatment process is easy and painless. Contact us at the first appearance of symptoms!
The great news is that gum disease is preventable, and curable if caught at an early stage! Just be sure to brush and floss your teeth. It’s also important to have regular professional teeth cleanings and checkups. If you do require care for gum disease, we’re the team to trust. We provide multiple treatments for gum disease in Spring Hill, TN, depending on the severity of your case and your stage of gum disease. We’ll begin with a consultation that includes an oral examination.
Our dentist will assess your current oral health and provide you with a customized treatment plan that reflects your unique needs. Depending on your treatment and your anxiety level, we may offer calming sedation dentistry to guarantee you’re comfortable throughout your visit. With proper treatment, maintenance and good oral health habits, gum disease doesn’t have to damage your smile again. Most importantly, a smile free from bacteria and infection helps you live an overall healthy lifestyle!
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.
Osseous surgery is the most aggressive treatment for advanced gum disease in [city, state]. It involves removing the diseased gum tissue and repairing the damaged bone to restore support to the teeth. This surgery also removes the bacteria and calculus trapped in the deep pockets between the teeth.
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 gumline to remove bacteria and plaque accumulation. These deep cleanings will replace your regularly scheduled hygiene appointments.
For severe gum disease, a gingivectomy may be required. During this surgery, Dr. Richard Robinette will remove and reshape diseased gum tissue to get rid of pockets that have formed between your teeth and your gums, allowing your gums to heal and return to health.
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