Bring Back Your Oral Health With Periodontal Care

It’s crucial to your oral health to make regular dental exam and cleanings part of your oral care routine. Each time you are here, we watch for signs and symptoms of gum disease:

  • Swollen or red gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Gums that are receding
  • Teeth that look longer than usual
  • Sores on your gums
  • Loose teeth

If there is trouble, we want to treat you as soon as possible to prevent your periodontal problems from putting your smile at risk. At our general dental office, you can receive a deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing. During this treatment, here’s what happens:

  • You’ll receive local anesthetic to keep you pain-free and sedation if you would like
  • A dentist or hygienist will remove plaque and tartar build-up and bacteria at and below your gumline.
  • We smooth the surface of your tooth roots, which makes it more difficult for bacteria to accumulate there.

Patients with chronic gum issues may need to complete this process regularly to avoid infections. Periodontitis, an advanced form of gum disease, remains one of the leading causes of tooth loss in the United States. Gum disease can also lead to complications of diabetes, and research has shown that people with gum infections are more likely to have heart disease.

Call Charlotte Dentistry today at 704-285-0846 or schedule an appointment online. Charlotte, NC gum disease treatment will help keep your entire mouth healthy.