Gum Disease Treatment - Key Largo, FL

Save Your Gums, Save Your Teeth

Gum Disease Treatment Is the Solution

When your gums become infected as the result of a bacterial buildup, you may have gum disease. This is often due to inadequate brushing and flossing. The advanced stage of gum disease can be treated but not cured and can even lead to health-compromising complications. The best way to avoid it is to practice good oral care habits and have regular dental checkups with your friends here at Overseas Dental in Key Largo, FL. Our team of dental professionals can determine if and when any gum disease treatments such as scaling and root planing or ongoing periodontal maintenance are needed to restore your teeth and gums to full health.

Watch for These Symptoms of Gum Disease

  • Red, swollen, and/or tender gums
  • Bleeding when you brush or floss
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Toothache

Get Your Gums in Shape with Scaling and Root Planing

Gum disease treatment generally starts with scaling and root planing. Scaling involves our team using ultra-fine dental instruments to reach areas underneath your gumline and carefully remove bacteria and signs of infection. During root planing, we will remove any plaque or tartar that has built up, smoothing out your tooth roots and enabling the affected gum tissue to easily reattach to the tooth. Smooth root surfaces are less likely to promote bacteria growth, since there is nowhere for the microorganisms to embed themselves. Following gum disease treatment, your gums will look and feel much better, and your breath will improve too!

Sustain Healthy Gums with Periodontal Maintenance

Once your initial gum disease treatment has been completed, we will ask you to return to our Key Largo, FL office every three months to have routine periodontal maintenance so that we may keep your gums healthy. During each of these appointments we perform a deep cleaning on your teeth and gums, including scaling and root planning, to prevent bacteria from taking hold and causing further gum disease. We recommend that you adhere strictly to a three-month periodontal maintenance schedule to avoid having to undergo additional gum disease treatment. With periodontal maintenance, prevention is the best cure.

Protect your gums with gum disease treatment from Overseas Dental.