Our dedicated team of dental professionals is committed to providing comprehensive periodontal care to ensure that your gums remain healthy, strong, and disease-free. We understand that each patient's needs and concerns are unique, which is why our experienced periodontal team provides personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific condition.
Whether you require preventive care, non-surgical periodontal therapy, or advanced surgical interventions, we have the expertise necessary to address your periodontal needs effectively.
At Tradition Dental Group, we believe that educating and empowering our patients is key to achieving optimal oral health. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile.
Understanding Periodontal Disease
The word periodontal means “around the tooth”. Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar). When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone. Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums.
Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it! Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.
Not only is it the No. 1 reason for tooth loss, research suggests that there may be a link between periodontal disease and other diseases such as bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Researchers are determining if inflammation and bacteria associated with periodontal disease affect these systemic diseases and conditions.
Researchers are determining if inflammation and bacteria associated with periodontal disease affect these systemic diseases and conditions. Smoking also increases the risk of periodontal disease.
Common Treatments for Periodontal Disease
- Full Mouth Debridement: Full mouth debridement is a dental procedure that involves thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums when there is extensive buildup of plaque, tartar, and bacteria.
It is typically performed as a preliminary treatment for patients with severe gum disease or those who have not received regular dental cleanings for an extended period. The goal is to remove the debris and prepare the mouth for further periodontal treatment.
- Scaling and Root Planing (SRP): Scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning, is a non-surgical treatment for gum disease. It involves removing plaque, tartar, and bacterial toxins from the tooth surfaces, including below the gumline. The process includes scaling to remove the buildup, and root planing to smooth the tooth roots, which helps the gums reattach to the teeth and prevents further infection.
- Periodontal Maintenance: Periodontal maintenance is an ongoing dental treatment for patients with a history of gum disease or those who have undergone periodontal treatment. It involves regular visits to the dental office, typically every three to four months, for thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums.
The goal is to prevent the progression of gum disease, control bacterial growth, and maintain the health of the gums and supporting structures around the teeth. It may include scaling, root planing, monitoring of gum health, and reinforcement of oral hygiene practices.
Keep Your Smile Healthy With Periodontal Care in Port St. Lucie!
Don't wait until gum disease takes a toll on your oral health. Take control of your periodontal well-being by scheduling a consultation with our experienced periodontal team at Tradition Dental Group.
Whether you're seeking preventive care, non-surgical therapy, or advanced periodontal treatments, we have the expertise and state-of-the-art techniques to provide comprehensive periodontal care tailored to your unique needs. Call us today to get started!