Periodontics - good health for your gums and your smile.
Great smiles are built on healthy gums. Our dentists and periodontists are skilled at restoring the health of your gums to protect your smile and your health.
It estimated that about 50% of the people in the US are affected by gum or periodontal disease. While in its earliest stages its effects may not be obvious, left untreated it can cause great damage and increase your chances of heart disease and diabetes. But, there’s no need to suffer. We can help bring your gums back to good health and also help you prevent further problems. Untreated, gum disease ultimately can lead to losing your teeth, so it’s important to take care of this problem.
There are many signs of gum disease. Your gums may become red, swollen or tender, or they may bleed frequently. You may have bad breath that doesn’t go away, your teeth may be loose or your gums may have pulled away from your teeth. The sooner you get treatment, the better. Found early, gum disease often can be treated with a minor procedure by your dentist or a periodontist. A periodontist is a dentist specializes in the treatment of periodontal disease. They have received an additional three years of education and training beyond dental school and are experts in the treatment of periodontal disease.
Your dentist or periodontist will create a treatment plan for a nonsurgical or surgical procedure and explain the steps involved. If gum disease hasn’t progressed too far, the periodontist may treat you with a nonsurgical tooth scaling and/or root planning, which removes deposits such as plaque and tartar that carry harmful bacteria. In more severe cases, you may need dental surgery to remove bacteria and to promote healthy bone and tissue growth to reverse the damage.
Your gum specialist will discuss the procedure you need and describe each step. We’ll make sure you receive the attention and personal service you need to get back to good oral health.
To make sure you can get the dental care you need, we offer a variety of flexible payment options. We also accept nearly all dental insurance plans, and special programs are available for patients without insurance.