Gum disease is a condition which afflicts 64.7 million Americans, and this infection of your gum tissue can result in tooth loss while increasing your risk for diabetes and heart disease. Gum disease not only affects your oral health but your body as well.
Treating periodontal disease is fairly simple in the early stages and is often reversible. In this stage, periodontal treatment usually includes stepping up your daily brushing and flossing routine followed by a professional dental cleaning. If you have advanced gum disease, treatment may include extra dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery.
At Ultimate Smile Dental in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Robert Wagner offers scaling and root planing for our patients with advanced gum disease. In scaling, we remove plaque and tartar (dental calculus) from the tooth surface. and with root planing we clean the roots of the teeth, smoothing the root to remove bacterial toxins. The scaling and root planing treatment may be split up into several appointments, in which we treat one section of the mouth at each appointment.
Treating gum disease one of our specialties at Ultimate Smile Dental. If you are struggling with the effects of gum disease on your smile, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Wagner. Please call 954-566-5428 today, and let us help you restore your confident smile!