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Gum Disease Treatments - Edgefield, SC

Protect Your Health and Your Smile

Oral and Overall Health are Connected

Your mouth is considered the gateway to your whole body and plays a major role in your overall health. Conditions like gum disease can lead to irreversibly damaged gums and bone tissues as well as widespread infection throughout your body. If gum disease is not treated, the inflammation and infection can negatively affect other conditions like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Gum disease can also cause substantial issues with your oral health; it is currently the number one cause of tooth loss. It’s important to catch the early warning signs of gum disease in Edgefield, SC through routine appointments at our office, but if you’re already experiencing common signs, we encourage you to schedule a consultation right away! We can contain this progressive disease through our time-tested gum therapy treatments and restore your mouth to optimal health.

Common Symptoms of Gum Disease

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How Gum Therapy Protects Your Health

Healthy gum and bone tissue is necessary to properly support your teeth. When bacteria from gum disease begins to destroy these tissues, seeking treatment is a crucial part of protecting the health of your teeth. At Bela Family Dentistry, we target harmful bacteria with non-surgical gum disease therapy including antibiotics, cleanings, and dental scaling. Using modern ultrasonic scalers, that vibrate at a very high speed, we can more efficiently clean the teeth below the gum line which can often be all patients need to reclaim their health. Those affected by advanced gum disease in Edgefield, SC often require gum surgery to remove tissues damaged by this disease as well as bacteria deep within periodontal pockets. At your visit, we’ll examine the progression of your gum disease and determine the right treatment plan for you. At times we may combine our services to ensure your gum disease is kept at bay and your health is properly restored.

Our Gum Disease Treatments

Scaling and Root Planing
Often used as the first non-surgical step toward gum disease treatment, we remove any buildup of plaque on your teeth below the gum line (scaling). Next, we smooth the tooth roots (planing) encouraging healthy gum disease to reattach and firmly hold your teeth in place.
Osseous Surgery
A surgical approach for advanced cases of gum disease. We trim away diseased gum tissue, reshape or rebuild deteriorated bone, and cleanse the teeth and periodontal pockets of disease-causing bacteria.
Periodontal Maintenance
A routine treatment to keep your gums healthy after comprehensive gum disease treatment. We perform a more thorough deep cleaning of your teeth and gums every 3-4 months. This procedure clears plaque and tartar buildup from the surface of the teeth, including between the pockets and keeps gum disease from spreading.

Don’t let gum disease harm your health!

Schedule your consultation now.