Gum Disease Destrehan LA

Periodontal Therapy An Overview

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, can negatively impact the health and function of the teeth and gums if left untreated. Gum disease is a progressive bacterial infection of the gums, caused by plaque build-up above and below the gum line. When the bacteria in plaque accumulates, it attacks the teeth, gums, and bone structure, which may cause a multitude of symptoms and can lead to tooth loss.

Symptoms may include:

  • Swollen, tender, or red gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Shifting teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Tooth loss
  • Receding gum line

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Gum disease is best treated in its earliest stage, called gingivitis. When gingivitis is left untreated, it can progress into periodontitis, which may require more advanced treatment. As gum disease progresses, deep pockets that are full of bacteria develop around the gum line. The gums become inflamed and irritated and begin to pull away from the teeth. When the gumline weakens, patients are at an increased risk of experiencing loose teeth, shifting teeth, changes in the bite and other overall physical health risks.

We encourage patients to visit our Destrehan dentist office for routine gum disease screenings. For patients with compromised immune systems, certain systemic diseases, or older patients, Dr. Melanie Andrews may recommend additional dental visits to access and track the condition of the teeth and gums. We offer a complete range of periodontal therapy solutions for patients in Destrehan, LA and surrounding communities. Routine visits and personalized treatment plans can help patients with gum disease improve their oral health.

Periodontal Therapy What to Expect

Our team believes preventive dental care is vital to maintaining excellent dental health. During your preventive dental care visit, Dr. Andrews will perform a full evaluation of the teeth and gums to identify any signs of gum disease. Dr. Andrews provides comprehensive solutions for patients dealing with various stages of gum disease.

Treatment Options For Gum Disease

At Plantation Road Dental Care, we offer personalized treatment plans for gum disease. In addition to gum disease treatment, we offer a full range of restorative and cosmetic treatments to repair or replace damaged teeth. We take a comprehensive approach to gum disease treatment.

  • Scaling & Root Planing
  • Antibacterial Rinses
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Oral Surgery

In advanced cases, oral surgery might be the most appropriate solution to restore gum health and address bone and tooth loss. Our team will make every effort to ensure our patients receive the treatment they need to improve their gum health and prevent future complications.

Schedule A Consultation

If you are exhibiting signs of gums disease, be sure to contact Plantation Road Dental Care in Destrehan, LA. To schedule an appointment, call [new_patient_phone_span} or request an appointment online. We look forward to helping our patients improve their gum health.

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