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Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal (gum) disease is a condition that advances tooth loss by the age of 50. Our team is dedicated to utilizing the latest in dental technology so you can get the smile you’ve always wanted. We strive to halt gum disease in its tracks!

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal or gum disease occurs when gum tissue is inflamed and causes tooth decay and tooth loss. Gum disease is most commonly caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar which form due to an accumulation of untreated bacteria on your teeth and along the gum line.

Do I Have Periodontal Disease?

Gum disease can be prevalent if you are participating in the following:

  • Drinking

  • Smoking

  • Poor oral hygiene habits

What Does Periodontal Therapy Look Like?

Scaling and Root Planing:

  • Utilizes a scaling instrument to remove plaque and tartar

Laser-Assisted Therapy:

  • Laser energy releases vaporized pulses to the affected tissue

  • Blood vessels are healed quickly

  • Little to no discomfort

Arestin:

  • Prescription antibiotics that are positioned in gum pockets

  • Prevents bacteria from festering

Are You Looking for Periodontal Therapy in South Florida?

At Flora Dental, it is our top priority to ensure that you are taking your dental health to the next level. Periodontal disease needs to be treated as soon as possible to get you the healthiest smile of your life. Contact us today to learn more!

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