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Gum Disease Treatments

Don’t Let Gum Disease Damage Your Smile

The Mouth-Body Connection

As the gateway to the rest of your body, your mouth plays a big role in the health of your entire body. If it’s affected by inflammatory conditions like gum disease, the infection of the tissue caused by bacteria can spread throughout your body as well as irreversibly damage gums and bone. Left untreated, this chronic inflammation and infection can aggravate other diseases like diabetes and heart disease and has even been linked to low birth weight babies! As the number one cause of tooth loss, gum disease can cause significant problems with your oral health and is dangerous for your systemic health, too. It’s important to stay ahead of gum disease through routine appointments at our office, but if you’re already experiencing symptoms, we encourage you to schedule an appointment right away! We can help you fight this progressive disease and restore your mouth to optimal health with our personalized gum disease treatments.

The Signs of Gum Disease

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Red, tender gums
  • Gum recession
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Deep pockets around teeth
  • Teeth that feel loose
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Protect the Foundations of Your Teeth

Your gums and bone need to be healthy in order to properly support your teeth. When bacteria from gum disease begins to destroy these tissues, seeking treatment is crucial to protecting the foundations of your teeth! At Bela Family Dentistry, we provide non-surgical gum disease therapy that attacks the bacteria on the gums through cleanings, antibiotics, and dental scaling. Our ultrasonic scalers, which vibrate at a very high speed, more efficiently clean the teeth below the gum line and can often be all patients need to restore their oral health. For more advanced cases of gum disease, treatment is surgery to remove damaged tissues as well as clean bacteria from the periodontal pockets and teeth. At your appointment, we’ll assess the progression of gum disease so we can provide custom gum disease treatment.

Customized Periodontal Services

Scaling and Root Planing
Take the first non-surgical step toward treating gum disease. We remove the plaque accumulation on teeth below the gum line (scaling), then smooth the tooth roots (planing) to let healthy gum tissue reattach and block bacteria.
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Osseous Surgery
Manage advanced cases of gum disease with interventional surgery. We trim away the diseased gum tissue, reshape or rebuild damaged bone, and clear the teeth and periodontal pockets of bacteria-releasing plaque buildup.
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Periodontal Maintenance
Maintain the health of your gum tissue after comprehensive gum disease treatment. We perform a more thorough “deep” cleaning every 3-4 months to clear the plaque and tartar buildup from the surface of the teeth, including between the pockets.
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Don’t wait to treat your gums!

Schedule your consultation now.