Key Facts You Should Know about Gum Infection Treatment
Gum disease will never go away on its own. If left untreated, the infection will spread, putting you at risk of losing your teeth. Through routine dental checkups, Dr. Yolanda Cintron can detect signs of gum infection in its early stage (gingivitis) when it’s easy to treat. Through early treatment, Dr. Cintron can reverse gingivitis symptoms. At The International Center for Dental Excellence, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we also offer severe gum infection treatment to help manage serious cases of periodontal disease.
Gum Disease Stages and Symptoms
Gum disease generally starts small and escalates over time. In its early stages, you may experience tooth sensitivity or swollen gums that bleed when you brush your teeth. As the disease progresses, your gums may recede, pockets of bacteria may form beneath the gum line, or you may develop a tooth abscess. In time, your teeth will weaken and fall out due to bone loss caused by advanced periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease can also impact your overall health, as oral infections risk developing health issues like diabetes, cancer, heart problems, and respiratory illnesses.
Before and After Images of Periodontal
Severe Gum Disease Treatment
A dental evaluation from Dr. Cintron will determine if you have gum disease and the state of your condition. This will enable us to outline a treatment plan to reverse the damage and restore your oral health. Severe gum infection treatment may entail the following procedures:
- Tooth scaling – to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums and reduce periodontal pockets of bacteria around the gum line so your gums have a chance to heal
- Root planing – to cleanse and smooth the root surfaces of your teeth to keep harmful bacteria from reinfecting your teeth
- Antibiotics – to treat oral infections, cure tooth abscesses, and keep gum disease from spreading to healthy gums and teeth
- Flap surgery – to cut into your gums and cleanse out infected gum tissues
If you reside in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and want to learn more about our gum infection treatments, contact Dr. Yolanda Cintron from The International Center for Dental Excellence, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at (954) 945-7355.