Central Florida Periodontics Provides Advanced Gum Disease Treatment in Orlando FL
Central Florida Periodontics is there for you when you need early and advanced gum disease treatment in Orlando, FL. Dr. Sevor and his team are here for you every step of the way and strive to make your appointment as pleasant and pain-free as possible. We are proud to be conservative with our surgical procedures, only performing such as necessary.
Advanced Gum Disease Causes
Gum health is critical (source: Harvard Health Publishing), as the gums hold your teeth into place. Many factors can contribute to your overall gum health. Periodontal disease slowly eats away at your gums, resulting in infections that can affect teeth, gum, and bone health. If left untreated, gum infections can lead to tooth loss.
The primary cause of advanced gum disease is a build-up of dental plaque. Plaque produces bacteria that in turn produce toxins or poisons that irritate the gums. Sometimes this presents as red, swollen, bleeding gums, and if allowed to go too far, may cause the gums to separate from the teeth causing pockets to form. Plaque can harden into calculus or tartar and can occur above or below the gum line.
As advanced gum disease progresses, gum tissue and bone can deteriorate and lead to tooth loss. More than 80 percent of Americans have some evidence of infection by age 45.
How Our Advanced Gum Disease Treatment in Orlando, FL Can Help
While proper tooth brushing and regular checkups can help mitigate gum disease, sometimes there are factors at play beyond our control. Sometimes, gum disease can be present without sore, bleeding gums, or other associated symptoms.
If you think you’re a candidate for advanced gum disease treatment in Orlando, FL, we are here to help. One of the first methods of treatment is a thorough examination and cleaning. Arestin (minocycline hydrochloride) is an antibiotic used to kill the bacteria associated with periodontal infection.
Scaling and root planning are typically successful treatments for patients in the early stages of periodontal disease. Plaque and tartar removal from the tooth and roots surfaces allows the gums to heal from bacterial growth. For other patients, further along, this process is done in preparation for surgery.
Laser periodontal therapy is one of the more modern treatment methods that provide maximum efficacy and comfort. In this procedure, only the diseased tissue is removed, and the height of the tissue around teeth is maintained. This procedure minimizes pain and discomfort and allows for more thorough healing to take place.
Bite adjustments help restore bites that have been affected by teeth that show wear, looseness, and TMJ damage. Reshaping the biting surface to eliminate excessive pressure areas, bite splint therapy, braces, fillings replacement, and tooth reconstruction are ways to make bite adjustments.
Dental implants give patients the ability to eat and smile confidently, restoring facial structure and preventing bone deterioration.
Cosmetic periodontal surgery is another option that could help patients’ smiles look their best. These procedures include gum reshaping, gum grafting, crown lengthening, osseous surgery, guided tissue bone regeneration, bone grafting, and ridge preservation.
If you’re interested in learning more about Central Florida Periodontics’ advanced gum disease treatment in the Orlando, FL area, contact us today to schedule an appointment with our Orlando periodontists.