Gum Disease Treatment in

At Plantation Dental, we understand the dangers of gum disease. We offer treatments that can put a stop to gum disease and restore oral health.

Gum Disease Treatment in Plantation

You may be surprised to learn that your gums are one of the most important components of your oral health. When the gums are exposed to bacteria and plaque, it can result in gum disease (also known as periodontitis). This condition affects nearly half of all adults and is marked by inflamed and swollen gum tissue. You may notice some bleeding during regular brushing and flossing. This can be an early sign!

Many people choose to ignore the early signs of periodontitis, but this is a mistake. As the gum tissue becomes more inflamed, it will start to pull away from the teeth created spaces known as periodontal pockets. These pockets fill with bacteria causing the condition to spread throughout the rest of the mouth. Eventually, it can lead to tooth loss

Our knowledgeable and experienced team offers a full lineup of periodontal services to treat this condition at its various stages

Scaling and Root Planing: Used to treat gum disease in its early stages, during this procedure, we access the areas below the gum line to clean out bacteria and plaque. We then smooth the root surfaces to prevent future buildups.

Gum Graft Surgery: Gum disease may cause a receding gum line. Gum graft surgery uses oral tissue from other areas of the mouth to cover the exposed roots.

Dental Crown Lengthening: When gum tissue is inflamed and swollen, it often causes a “gummy” smile. To correct this, we can use a procedure known as dental crown lengthening. This procedure involves cutting away and reshaping excess gum tissue to restore the appearance of the gums.

Gingivectomy: When scaling and root planing is not enough, this procedure can be used to remove and reshape loose or diseased gum tissue to eliminate periodontal pockets.

Root Surface Debridement: This is a deep cleaning of the root surfaces below the gum line. Buildups of tartar, bacteria, and plaque will be removed during this non-surgical procedure.

Pocket Reduction: Reducing the size of the periodontal pockets is an important element of treatment. During a pocket reduction procedure, we use an antimicrobial liquid to encourage fast healing.

Osseous Surgery: This surgical procedure works to reduce the size of periodontal pockets. The involves cutting into the gum tissue and flapping it upward so that tartar and plaque can be removed from the roots.

Ridge Preservation: If a lost tooth cannot be replaced immediately, ridge preservation may be used. This involves applying bone grafts where the tooth was lost to slow down jawbone deterioration. This will allow us to eventually install an implant.

Sinus Lift: When installing implants for top teeth, sometimes the sinuses can get in the way. A sinus lift involves accessing the sinus membrane and pushing it upward.

Bone Grafting: Bone grafting can promote new bone growth. By applying artificial bone material and special proteins to a deteriorated jawbone, we can restore the structure and provide strength. This can eventually allow dental implants to be supported.

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Cassie P.

The entire staff here is great! Friendly, helpful, and most importantly they are good at what they do. I get my regular cleanings here and have also had a wisdom tooth extracted. The Doctor made sure I was totally numb and I had no pain during the procedure. The staff followed up with me and made sure all my questions were answered. Great practice.

Shannon A.

I absolutely love coming to my appointments! The staff is friendly and super helpful. I never have any problems scheduling appointments. The hygienists are always giving me helpful tips about hygiene. I actually look forward to my appointments and I definitely recommend Plantation Dental to anyone who is looking for a great dentist office.

Jesse K.

Fantastic dentist the Dentist here is a miracle worker. I've never felt any shot he has done and every procedure is painless. Just had a skittle size amount of my gums removed with no gas and didn't feel a thing!
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