We’ve got news for you; it’s not always about the teeth. A healthy smile really starts with healthy gums. Your gums provide oxygen and other vital nutrients to your teeth. That is why preventing gum disease is so important; you can’t have a healthy smile without healthy gums. As part of our general dentistry services at Feliciana Dental, we offer gum disease/gingivitis and periodontal disease treatment. Our office in St. Francisville, Louisiana, can assist you immediately.
When the soft tissue around your teeth becomes infected; it is known as gum disease. If not treated appropriately and swiftly it can lead to tooth loss and other oral complications. Once gingivitis is identified, the first course of action is a deep cleaning of your teeth by one of our Feliciana professionals. If periodontal disease is found, a more aggressive cleaning is required. The tartar that has been building up needs to be thoroughly removed.
As we prioritize your oral health, we want to make sure that we are treating the issue thoroughly. There are some instances where root scraping and planing will be required. But of course, your trusted St. Francisville dentist will consult with you before taking any action. As part of the treatment process, antibiotics or special mouthwashes may also be prescribed.
Periodontal disease is the result of untreated gingivitis. When gum disease isn’t treated it develops into periodontal disease. The infected gums begin to pull away from the teeth and bone structure can be lost. In severe cases, we see tooth loss.
With solid at-home oral hygiene practices and regular professional cleanings, gum disease can be avoided. If you are currently suffering from gingivitis or periodontal disease, don’t worry our team at Feliciana Dental can treat and offer solutions. Contact our dental practice in St. Francisville, LA, to schedule an appointment.