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Gum Disease Treatments - Newberry, SC

When Infection Spreads Beyond Your Gums

The Dangers of Untreated Gum Disease

Poor dental health can have repercussions throughout your entire body. For instance, the bacteria behind gum disease can move through your system even as it’s doing irreversible damage to your gums and bone. Left untreated, gum disease can increase your susceptibility to other diseases including diabetes and heart disease and may even cause pregnancy complications. As the prime cause of tooth loss, gum disease can not only lead to significant oral health problems but also jeopardize your general health, too. For these reasons, it’s crucial to keep gum disease at bay with routine visits to our Newberry, SC office. If you’re already exhibiting symptoms of gum disease, we strongly suggest that you request an appointment right now! If we catch it early enough, we can help you defeat this progressive disease and reclaim your gum health with personalized treatment for gum disease in Newberry, SC.

Signs of Gum Disease

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How We Treat Your Gums

Your gums and bone must be healthy in order to provide reliable tooth support. When bacteria start to attack these areas, it’s important that you seek immediate treatment to protect your smile! At Bela Family Dentistry, we offer a surgery-free treatment for gum disease in Newberry, SC that destroys gum bacteria through a combination of cleanings, medications, and dental scaling. During your visit, we’ll identify your stage of gum disease and develop a customized treatment plan to address it. Using minimally invasive ultrasonic scalers that vibrate at an accelerated rate, we can efficiently eradicate infection of your teeth under the gumline. In some cases, ultrasonic treatment alone can restore your gum health. If your gum disease is at a more advanced state, we may need to remove any diseased tissues and clear the periodontal pockets and teeth of bacteria through surgery.

Key Periodontal Services

Scaling and Root Planing
Your initial gum disease treatment is critical, because it enables you to stop the disease before it becomes too advanced and allows you to avoid surgery. We first scrape away any plaque that has accumulated on your teeth below the gumline (scaling), then remove a thin outer layer from the outside of your tooth roots (planing) to prevent infection from returning and allow healthy gum tissue to reattach to the teeth.
Osseous Surgery
Take control of advanced gum disease with this interventional procedure. With osseous surgery we remove the infected gum tissue, recontour or rebuild decayed bone, and eliminate plaque buildup on the teeth and in the periodontal pockets. We do everything possible to make you relaxed and comfortable during this treatment including offering sedation dentistry services.
Periodontal Maintenance
Keep your gums healthy after thorough gum disease treatment. Every three to four months we’ll have you return to our office to undergo deep cleaning to clear away any recent plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth.

Control gum disease before it compromises your health!

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