Unlike milder gum disease, periodontal disease causes severe problems for both teeth and gums, leading to bacterial infections. This creates gaps that allow the bacteria inside to thrive, causing infection. With periodontal care in Ft. Lauderdale, residents with gums pulling away from the teeth have treatment options.

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What is Periodontal Disease?

If you have pain while chewing, this may be your first indication. Over time, it causes gums to recede, teeth to misalign, chronic bad breath, seeing spaces between the gums and teeth, having teeth become sensitive or loose, and the formation of sores inside your mouth.

Treatment Options for Advanced Gum Disease

There are several steps to take when treating advanced periodontal damage. A thorough cleaning (scaling) of the teeth is often the first step. Then, depending on the severity of the disease, there may be other treatments such as:

  • Oral medications
  • Reshaping of the teeth
  • Antibiotic gels

At 1500 Dental, we will do everything in our power to help you avoid surgical solutions. However, in some instances, this is not possible. In the end, we leave surgery as a last resort for the most complicated cases.

Flap surgery is a common way to treat severe conditions. When tooth scaling and the smoothing of rough areas on the roots aren’t successful, with this type of surgery, we clear gum pockets of tartar buildup. This leaves no gaps behind for infections to build, making brushing and flossing far more comfortable.

Should You Be Seeking Periodontal Treatment?

If you have one or more of these symptoms, speak up during your next dental appointment or schedule a new appointment to have these concerns inspected. If you have periodontal disease, it takes professional treatment to prevent it from worsening and causing more damage to your teeth, gums, tissues, and bones.