Gum disease (Periodontal disease) is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. Red, swollen, painful, or bleeding gums mean that you may have gum disease. But in some cases, you may not have any noticeable symptoms.
Bacteria in plaque can infect your gums, causing them to become irritated and painful. If you do not treat the infection, it leads to the destruction of the connective tissue and the jawbone. More advanced cases result in shifting teeth, loose teeth, and tooth loss.
Contact Our Team Right Away if You Are Experiencing any of These Symptoms:
- Red/bleeding gums
- Tender/swollen gums
- Chronic bad breath
- Gums that are pulling away from your teeth
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Painful chewing
Keeping Your Periodontal Disease Treatment Comfortable
Hunters Creek Dentistry uses high-tech tools to keep your periodontal disease treatment painless and comfortable.
For Teeth Scaling,
we numb the gums and tooth roots with local anesthesia, but the procedure causes minimal discomfort. Our dentists and dental hygienists use specialized tools to remove the hardened deposits of tartar (plaque) from the teeth above and below the gum line. They also perform root planing to smooth rough spots on the teeth's roots. The rough spots promote gum disease by trapping and holding bacteria.
The Whole Procedure
usually requires a single visit, but we may need to spread over a couple of appointments, depending on the buildup's severity. You may experience some tenderness in your gums once the anesthesia wears off.
It's Essential to Keep
your oral health routine of twice-daily brushing and once-daily flossing, so your gums regain a firm, healthy, pink appearance.
Scaling and Root Planing Benefits
Scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning treatment, is a preventative measure and a stand-alone treatment.
- Help remove bacteria from above and below your gum line
- Improve your oral health
- Prevent the bacteria from spreading elsewhere in your body
- Stop bleeding gums and other unpleasant symptoms
- Restore your gums' healthy pink appearance
- Get your gums back to a healthy state
Gum disease treatment at Hunters Creek Dentistry can get your gums healthy again.
Flexible Payment Options For High-Quality Dental Care in Orlando
For your convenience, Hunters Creek Dentistry accepts:
- A wide range of PPO dental insurance plans
- Cash and Check
- All major credit cards, including MasterCard, VISA, Discovery, and more
We do NOT accept HMO or Medicaid plans.
We also offer a low-cost, in-house dental discount plan to save you money on your dental care! The plan includes preventative dental care and discounts on our most common procedures.
Plans start as low as