Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is actually the most common dental problem in the entire world. Early symptoms include red, swollen, and tender gums that bleed often, and left untreated, it can actually develop into the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults! This is why our team at Dentistry at Windermere takes the health of your gums so seriously. We’ll always screen them during your regular checkups, and should you show any signs of the condition, we can quickly treat it using periodontal therapy. If your gums are exhibiting any of the symptoms we just listed, please contact us today for an appointment!
These treatments are collectively known as a “deep cleaning,” and they are typically our first line of defense against early-stage gum disease. With scaling, small tools called a scalers will be used to break up and clear away plaque and tartar deposits located on and underneath your gum line. Then, root planing will be used to gently smooth out the rough surfaces of your teeth’s roots, making it more difficult for plaque to gather on them in the future, which will lessen your chances of developing gum disease again.
Gum recession is one of the most common symptoms of gum disease, and in the past, a painful gum graft was the only way to restore the lost tissue. However, with the Chao Pinhole Technique, we can now painlessly treat your gum recession without the need of a scalpel or sutures. With this approach, we’ll make a tiny hole in your gum tissue and use it to gently stretch the tissue over the areas of recession.