Periodontal disease treatment options
Dentist in Gainesville, FL offering periodontal disease treatment. The main cause of tooth loss in adults is periodontal disease. At Smart Smile Dentistry, we want you to keep your natural teeth for life, and that is why we have two periodontists on staff to treat all stages of gum disease. The earliest phase of periodontal disease is gingivitis, which is marked by puffy, bleeding gum tissues. Caused by irritation from oral bacteria, gingivitis can be reversed with professional dental teeth cleaning (prophylaxis) and increased oral hygiene measures at home.
Once pockets have formed between the gum tissues and teeth, you have moved beyond gingivitis and into true periodontal disease. At this point, your Gainesville, FL periodontist Dr. Samant will do everything possible to arrest the condition and prevent further damage from occurring.