Periodontal Care in Coral Springs, FL

Healthy gums support your teeth and protect the sensitive roots. They require proper care and good oral hygiene. Most adults, particularly those above the age of 30, are susceptible to periodontal disease. Regular visits to your dentist can help you maintain healthy gums, but it is essential to remain vigilant.

What is Periodontal Care?

This treatment involves restoring your gums and making sure they are healthy. Periodontal procedures are for patients who suffer from gingivitis and periodontitis. If these conditions are left untreated, the infection can expand into your jawbone and cause serious problems. It is important to treat gum disease as quickly as possible.


Look out for signs like swelling, pain, inflammation, bleeding, receding gums, visible pus around the gums, and loose teeth. If you see any of these signs, visit your dentist immediately for treatment.


Different Types of Periodontal Care

Periodontal care depends on the condition of the patient’s gums and their response to conservative treatments. Treatment options available:

  • SRP (Scaling & Root Planing) – Scaling and Root Planning, or as others call it, deep Cleaning, is a nonsurgical treatment. Our dentist or hygienist will administer local anesthesia and then scrape the tartar off the surface of your teeth with an ultrasonic scaler (Cavitron). Once all of your teeth are cleaned, the infection will naturally go away in a few days. If the infection persists, our dentist will determine which advanced treatments you need.

  • Pocket Reduction – If the gum tissue doesn’t fit snugly against the teeth after SRP, the dentist might recommend pocket reduction or flap reduction surgery. The dentist will fold the excess gum tissue back to ensure the gum line is flush against the teeth, and there’s no pocket for the bacteria to settle in. 

  • Gum Grafts – If your gums keep receding, our dentist will perform gum grafts to protect the roots and keep the teeth in place. The graft tissue is taken from your palate and attached carefully to the receding gum line.

Other treatments may include regenerative procedures. Our dentist or professional hygienist will explain what you need during the consultation so you can make the right decisions regarding your oral health. If you want to know more about periodontal care, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Optimum Dentistry in Coral Springs, Florida.

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