Gum Disease Treatment in Jupiter, FL

Gum Disease Affects Millions of Smiles Each Year. Is Yours One of Them?

Your gums help form the foundation for your teeth, and play a vital role in your overall health. Leaving gum disease untreated places your smile, dental health and general well-being at serious risk for complications and irreversible damage.

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Bleeding and Inflammation Are Not Normal

The telltale signs and symptoms of gum disease often are dismissed as being “normal.” Factors like bleeding and inflamed gums or tooth sensitivity and chronic bad breath, however, are not normal and represent the presence of an oral problem – one affecting far more than your smile. Research indicates a correlation between gum disease in the mouth and systemic conditions like:

  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart Disease
  • Certain Cancers
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Breathing Problems
  • Pregnancy Complications

Treatment You Need Today for a Healthier Tomorrow

Dr. Michael Scherb and our hygiene team take gum disease very seriously, and screen regularly for the presence of this progressive condition. Gum (periodontal) disease destroys the bone supporting your teeth, and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss today. Identifying and treating this infection early on offers the best chance of preserving oral health for years to come. To treat gum disease, Dr. Scherb typically recommends scaling and root planing, followed by a periodontal maintenance program.

  • Scaling and Root Planing Therapy: Through this non-surgical procedure, our hygienists thoroughly clear root surfaces (below the gum line) of plaque and tartar deposits, encouraging reattachment of the gum tissue to tooth surfaces. Arresting the disease process helps prevent further progression as well as tooth loss.
  • Periodontal Maintenance Cleanings: When you have gum disease, bi-annual prophy visits are not enough to treat and maintain your condition. Periodontal maintenance cleanings are performed every three to four months following gum disease treatment, helping you manage oral bacteria and maintain healthy gums.

Keep gum disease from harming your smile and general health with effective treatment from Dr. Scherb and our talented team. To reserve your gum disease screening and consultation, contact our practice today.

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