Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. The dentists or dental hygienists at Martinez Dental Solutions will evaluate you for periodontal disease during your dental exam and recommend the appropriate treatment. Call one of our offices today to request an appointment.
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and gums gets filled with bacteria, plaque, and tartar, causing irritation to the surrounding tissues. When these irritants remain in the pocket space, they can cause damage to the gums and eventually, the bone that supports the teeth!
Effective Treatments for Periodontal Disease
If the disease is caught in the early stages of gingivitis, and no damage has been done, one to two regular cleanings will be recommended. You will also be given instructions on improving your daily oral hygiene habits as well as be encouraged to schedule regular dental cleanings.
If the disease has progressed to more advanced stages, a special periodontal treatment cleaning called scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) will be recommended. It is usually done one quadrant of the mouth at a time while the area is numb. In this procedure, tartar, plaque, and toxins are removed from above and below the gum line (scaling) and rough spots on root surfaces are made smooth (planing). This procedure helps gum tissue to heal and pockets to shrink. Medications, special medicated mouth rinses, and an electric toothbrush may be recommended to help control infection and healing.
If the pockets do not heal after scaling and root planing, periodontal disease treatment surgery may be needed to reduce pocket depths, making teeth easier to clean. Your dentist may also recommend that you see a periodontist (specialist of the gums and supporting bone).
How Are We Different?
- We offer same-day crown services with our CEREC CAD/CAM technology with most dental services being completed in our office
- Our dentists are caring and thoughtful professionals that provide dental solutions that are second-to-none
- We follow strict sterilization techniques and cross-contamination prevention regulations as set by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Schedule Your Smile Restoration Today
Since 2006, Martinez Dental Solutions has been serving the community of Jacksonville and the nearby areas of Ponte Vedra Beach, Middleburg, San Marco, Fleming Island, and St. Augustine. Request an appointment for our cleaning and prevention services, dental exams, cosmetic dentistry services, and dental restorations.