Periodontics is a dental speciality that focuses on the prevention and treatment of gum disease. Doctors Fabozzi and Winter use the latest and greatest technology to successfully save their patients from the consequences of periodontal disease!
The gum tissues surround and support the teeth. They allow your teeth and jawbone to function properly. When these gum tissues are infected by oral bacteria, your overall health will suffer. This condition begins with mild gum inflammation and can lead to tooth loss and jawbone deterioration if left untreated.
Our dentists can expertly diagnose and treat gum disease at any stage. The most effective way to treat gum disease is through early diagnosis, so it is pivotal to keep up with those twice yearly dental visits. Our dental team will help you feel welcome and relaxed each time you come into our office!
Do I Need Periodontal Treatment?
We advise patients to watch for the following signs of gum disease:
- Chronic bad breath
- Frequent toothache
- Bright red gums
- Gums that are receding or pulling back from the teeth
- Gums that are tender or painful
- Difficulty chewing normally
- Loose teeth or tooth loss
Periodontal disease most often manifests itself with red, swollen, painful, and bleeding gums. In other cases, patients might not notice any symptoms at all.
For mild to moderate periodontal disease, your Fabozzi Dental periodontist will focus on curing the underlying bacterial infection. These treatment methods are usually non-surgical, and might include a deep cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing. Your dental professionals will also help you learn the best ways to reduce gum disease at home.
In more advanced cases, tooth extraction and replacement may be necessary. You may also opt for a bone graft to restore volume and health to the jawbone. Other treatment methods include laser gum therapy, prescription medications, and flap surgery.
The best way to find out more about the health of your gums is to visit us at Fabozzi Dental. Our caring doctors will provide you with a precise diagnosis and customized treatment plan.
Let’s work together to restore your gum and jawbone health. Call us to schedule your appointment at Fabozzi Dental today!