Highland Park / University Park Periodontics
If you are suffering from gingivitis or gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) you will need periodontal treatment. Our team can evaluate the condition of your oral health to provide a specific treatment plan for you. It is important to treat these oral issues, as without treatment they can cause receding gum lines, tender roots, tooth loss and bone loss. While gum disease is not reversible, gingivitis can be treated. However, without treatment it will progress to gum disease. Severe gum disease may need surgical therapy and cosmetic dentistry to restore the function and appearance of your teeth.
For gum disease, we often perform a procedure called scaling that removes the irritants underneath your gums that are causing inflammation and infection. This procedure used in combination with the application of a special type of antibiotic can help to restore your teeth and gums to good health.
Dr. Ted Smith and his staff are extremely experienced in the treatment of gingivitis and gum disease. We offer treatments that can reduce the discomfort you may be experiencing, whether that is physical pain or discomfort due to gum disease’s effects on your appearance. We offer several different options, such as uses local analgesics, anti-anxiety medications, and sedation, to ensure that you have the most relaxing experience possible.