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Gum Disease Treatments - Kershaw, SC

Enjoy a Smile Free from Gum Disease

Why is Gum Disease Treatment so Important?

Did you know that your oral and overall health are connected? If your mouth is affected by gum disease, it can affect your whole body! Gum disease is the infection of the gum tissue, a result of plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth that are releasing bacteria. This infection can spread to the rest of your body and cause serious damage to your gums and bone. Untreated gum disease in Kershaw, SC can exasperate present systemic problems like heart disease and diabetes, too, and is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults. If you’ve been showing signs of gum disease, such as bleeding gums or red gums, schedule an appointment at our Kershaw, SC office! Our trained dentists will treat your specific stage of gum disease, restore your oral health, and keep the rest of your body safe from associated risks.

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Keep Your Teeth, Bone, and Gums Safe

Your gum tissue is a protective barrier and your bone is the foundation and support for your teeth. If bacteria destroy the soft tissue and bone, it can increase your risk for tooth loss and systemic health concerns! Our dentists at Bela Family Dentistry offer non-surgical gum disease treatment that rids your mouth of this dangerous bacteria through deep cleaning, antibiotic therapy, and scaling and root planing. For advanced stages of gum disease in Kershaw, SC, we provide surgical treatment. At your consultation, we’ll evaluate your gum disease and create a custom treatment plan for you.

Customized Periodontal Services

Scaling and Root Planing
Begin treatment for gum disease with non-surgical therapy. We rid your teeth of plaque and tartar buildup above and below the gum line (scaling), then smooth the tooth roots (planing) so the gum tissue can restore a healthy barrier from infection. Our ultrasonic scalers vibrate at high speed to clean the teeth more efficiently and effectively.
Osseous Surgery
Manage more severe stages of gum disease with precise surgery. First, we remove the unhealthy gum tissue and smooth and restore damaged bone. Then, we clean the teeth and periodontal pockets of any bacteria, plaque, and tartar to thoroughly cleanse your mouth of infection.
Periodontal Maintenance
Once gum disease has progressed to an advanced stage, you’ll need to receive periodontal treatment to keep your mouth free from disease. We’ll deep clean the plaque and tartar (and bacteria) from the teeth and periodontal pockets. When completed every 3-4 months, we can help ensure gum disease does not return.

Rid your smile of gum disease.

Schedule your consultation now.