Periodontics is a field of dentistry that deals with the inflammation of the soft tissues inside the mouth and the treatment of periodontitis, also known as gum disease. Damaged gums represent one of the most common oral health issues that a person can experience. During regularly scheduled visits, our experts will examine your gums and make sure that they are in proper health. If we determine it is necessary, we will recommend periodontal treatment methods to restore the health of these important oral structures.
Gum disease usually starts in a very innocent manner. A person’s gums may appear slightly swollen, and they may become inflamed or bleed whenever they are cleaned or when the individual attempts to floss. From there, empty spaces known as periodontal pockets may begin to form, and these spaces can quickly become infested with tartar and plaque. Our experts will generally measure these pockets as a way of determining how far the condition has progressed. The deeper the pockets, the more serious the issue.
Once the pockets become deep enough, the condition can easily reach the jawbone and cause serious problems. The jawbone will begin to deteriorate, and a bone grafting procedure will need to be performed to restore its health. Untreated, this condition can severely impact the connective tissues of the teeth, causing them to fall out entirely. Many people do not even realize the significant harm periodontitis is causing until they have a permanent tooth fall out.
Fortunately, the experts at Krause Dental are committed to repairing gums that are damaged by periodontitis. We specialize in a time-tested and proven technique known as scaling and root planing that works to restore the function and appearance of an individual’s damaged gums and stop gum disease from spreading.
Scaling and Root Planing
The scaling and root planing process involves using advanced dental tools to clean out the plaque and tartar that is present deep below the gum line. Our experts will reach deep into the areas that cannot normally be accessed, and we will clean out and remove any harmful materials that are causing serious damage to your gums. We will also smooth out the surfaces of your tooth roots in order to prevent these areas from experiencing further damage in the future.
Gum disease is a very serious oral health condition, and we strongly urge patients who are suffering from the condition to seek treatment as soon as possible. The experts at Krause Dental are ready to help you deal with the issue so that you can enjoy healthy gums and a beautiful smile. Please call us at (941) 413-0513 to schedule an appointment.