Lewis Center Periodontal Therapy
Periodontal therapy from Olentangy Modern Dental is critical when it comes to protecting your oral health and ensuring that your gums and teeth remain strong for years to come. Because its symptoms don’t seem severe until its later stages, many Americans have gum disease and do not even know it. Whether you suspect that you may have gum disease, or you want to ensure that you maintain healthy gums and avoid the issue, call us today to schedule your appointment!
What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Periodontal Disease?
The most minor type of gum disease is called “gingivitis.” Gingivitis does not cause permanent damage, and can typically be completely reversed with proper oral hygiene. The most common symptoms include:
- Discolored or red gums
- Gum tissue or irritation
- Itchy gums
- Bleeding when brushing the gums, even gently
- Puffy or inflamed gums
As gingivitis gets worse, it may progress into periodontitis or even advanced periodontitis. In most cases of periodontitis, the damage to your teeth and gums will be permanent but can be halted with proper care. Symptoms of advanced gum disease include:
- Shifting of the bite
- Loose teeth
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Lengthening of the gums
- A bad taste in the mouth
- Pus between the gums and teeth
Treating Periodontal Disease
If you have periodontal disease, it’s critical to get the proper treatment to control the issue and prevent it from further damaging your teeth and gums. Antibacterial rinses and medication are often used to help eliminate the bacteria that cause periodontitis. Deep cleaning, which is also known as “scaling and root planing” can also be used to remove bacteria from between the gums and teeth.
More serious cases of gum disease may require surgical intervention, with treatments like gum flap surgery and gum/bone tissue grafts. The proper treatment for you will vary based on your condition, and Dr. Gavin is here to offer expert advice and help you through the entire process.
The Benefits of Periodontal Therapy
Without proper periodontal therapy, gum disease can progress into a serious and even life-threatening health issue. Periodontal therapy helps you avoid this, and has the following benefits:
If you have a minor case of gingivitis, it’s important to get treatment immediately, because you can reverse all the effects of gum disease and keep your mouth healthy.
While some cases of gum disease cannot be reversed, proper periodontal therapy will halt the progression of tissue damage, and preserve your oral health.
Advanced periodontitis often must be treated by extracting the teeth and replacing them with false teeth. Restorative dentistry like dentures or dental implants will give you a beautiful smile, but you’ll need to undergo time-consuming surgery and your natural teeth will be gone. Proper periodontal therapy ensures that your natural pearly whites remain intact.
Contact Us Today For Periodontal Therapy In Lewis Center!
If you’re in Delaware, Powell, or any of the surrounding areas, Dr. Gavin of Olentangy Modern Dental is here to help you preserve your teeth and gums with periodontal therapy. Whether you have a minor case of gingivitis or a more severe case of periodontitis, our team is here to help. The sooner you get help, the better your treatment outcome will be. Contact us now at (740) 200-5100 to schedule a consultation, or stop by our office at 7100 Graphics Way, Suite 3800, Lewis Center, OH 43035.