Revitalize Your Gums
Gum disease is a live infection in the mouth that can cause irreversible damage to the teeth and gums. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to serious systemic issues such as heart disease, diabetes and certain forms of cancer.
If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, talk to Dr. Nadine Al-Hammali our dentist at Waterside Dental in Pinellas Park about your treatment options. Dr. Al-Hammali performs scaling and root planing therapy, a minimally invasive procedure that can restore gum health without surgery!
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Common Symptoms to Look Out For
Gum disease is a progressive condition and early signs can be difficult to detect. The CDC reports nearly half of Americans have gum disease, so if you experience any changes to your mouth schedule an appointment with our team. Early treatment is critical to your oral health!
Common symptoms include:
- Bleeding gums
- Puffy or inflamed gums
- Gum recession
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Chronic bad breath (halitosis)
Healthier Smiles with Scaling and Root Planing Therapy
Treating gum disease with scaling and root planing can reduce periodontal pockets that form around the base of the tooth. If you have excessive amounts of tartar and plaque build-up around the tooth, the pockets get deeper and trap bacteria which triggers inflammation.
We can clear away the infection developing around the tooth using special tools and then polish the teeth smooth so the gums can heal. You will feel very minimal discomfort during the procedure, and will leave with a healthier smile.