Periodontal Therapy An Overview
Advanced gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss.
Gum disease is a progressive oral disease. Bleeding, swollen or tender gums are the most common symptoms of the developing condition. It is important to seek treatment for periodontal disease as soon as possible to prevent secondary dental and systemic health complications.
Dr. Sang, Moss and Dr. Perry screen for periodontal disease during every routine dental health exam. We help our patients catch the early warning signs of developing dental concerns to allow for conservative treatment options and prevent further damage to your smile. Palmetto Smiles offers comprehensive periodontal therapy for the treatment of gum disease and a full range of restorative dental treatments to address any secondary damage to the teeth or gums.
Consequences of Gum Disease
Left untreated, the disease-causing bacteria creates deep periodontal pockets in the gumline. Bacteria growth causes the gums to become inflamed and irritated. The gums will start to pull away from the teeth and recede leaving the tooth root exposed. Patients with gum disease are much more likely to experience tooth loss.
Gum disease increases your risk of serious systemic and oral health conditions. Left untreated, bacteria spread and can enter the bloodstream. Patients with gum disease are at a higher risk of developing conditions such as cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes.
For patients with an existing disease or medical conditions, periodontal disease can often exasperate their symptoms. Certain prescribed medications also increase the risk of developing gum disease.
Be sure to share your medical history and medicinal use with Dr. Sang, Moss or Perry during routine visits so that we can make the most individualized recommendations for your needs.
Dr Perry and his hygienist, Logan are a wonderful team. The entire staff is professional and very helpful.Lorrie U.
Best dentist and hygienists in Florence. Very polite staff. My appointments are usually fast, in and out within 45 minutes. This is great especially when you are using your lunch hour.Lonnie W.
The Staff and Dr Moss are very nice, professional and caring. I was very impressed with the patient care and his concern that I receive the best treatment without any pressure. I love the relaxed atmosphere of his office. Thank…Tina T.
Dr Sang was recommended to me by family and friends who use him and are well pleased. My experience was Excellent!!! I was extremely impressed with Deborah (hygienist) before I saw Dr Sang. She was very personal and attentive to…Michael C.
Dr. Perry and Eric was awesome. My wisdom tooth was rough to get out. However, the attention and care they shown made my experience one of the best I ever had with a dentist. Everyone in this office was nice…Tam D.
Very friendly & professional staff with impressive state of the art dental care...and I’m hard to impress. I’m currently starting treatment with Dr. Brian Sang to re-adjust my bite after years of bruxism damage. I’m looking forward to seeing my…Nicole M.
Periodontal Therapy What to Expect
The objective of periodontal therapy is to clear the oral cavity of disease-causing bacteria. Through thorough deep cleanings known as scaling and root planning your Palmetto Smiles dentist is able to reach deep into periodontal pockets and remove colonies of bacteria.
Once the bacteria has been eradicated, the gums are able to begin the healing process. Patients will receive a personalized recommendation for oral hygiene products that can be used to manage bacteria growth. Drs. Sang, Moss or Perry may recommend the use of a prescription anti-bacterial mouthwash.
Patients who have or have had gum disease are encouraged to visit the dentist on a more frequent basis. Regular teeth cleanings performed by a dental hygienist can help keep harmful bacteria in check and prevent damage to the gums and teeth.
Gum Disease Prevention
Periodontal disease is a common bacterial infection of the gum tissue. GUm disease can threaten the health of the teeth, gums, and jaw and results in overall poor oral health. Periodontal disease may be preventable through good at home oral hygiene and routine dental health exams.
When caught in the initial stage known as gingivitis, gum disease can be reversed with improved oral hygiene and professional deep dental cleanings. As the disease progresses, additional advanced dental treatments may be necessary to fully restore oral health.