Gum disease affects millions of adults and is the leading cause of tooth loss. Fortunately, periodontal dentistry can help patients treat or maintain this disease. Our team is more than happy to help restore your teeth and gums to full health after dealing with gum disease.

What is Gum Disease?

The bacteria can cause gum inflammation and lead to gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease. Ignoring the issue will eventually lead to advanced periodontal disease.

How Can Periodontal Dentistry Address the Disease?

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Periodontal dentistry focuses on treating or maintaining gum disease. Treatment aims at reducing inflammation and bacterial infection in the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Your exact treatment will vary depending on the stage of the disease.

Scaling and root planing remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and smooths the root surfaces to prevent future buildup. We may also prescribe antibiotics to control the bacterial infection. Severe cases of gum disease may require surgery to repair damage and restore the health of the gums.

Preventative Measures for Gum Disease

Gum disease is fairly easy to prevent. All it takes is maintaining the health of your teeth and gums with some lifestyle changes. Here are some quick tips for ensuring your gums remain in good health:

  • Brush twice a day
  • Floss once a day
  • Visit your dentist every six months
  • Avoid or quit tobacco
  • Maintain a healthy diet

Address Gum Disease with Periodontal Dentistry in Miami, FL

If you think you may have gum disease, we encourage you to seek treatment right away to prevent the issue from worsening. Dr. Rene F. Cedeño is happy to evaluate your needs and recommend the best periodontal treatment plan. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment!

Periodontal disease, often called gum disease, is caused by plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth and gums. Plaque is a film of bacteria that forms on the teeth and can be removed with regular brushing and flossing. If plaque is left on the teeth, it hardens into tartar over time.

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