Periodontics

Periodontal health problems can become severe, leading to pain, swelling, and tooth loss. Thankfully, treatment can prevent tooth and bone loss and restore your oral health.

The earlier you seek gum disease treatment, the more conservative the solution will be. Our team is dedicated to diagnosing and treating gum disease effectively. We work on a case-by-case basis, customizing your therapy to meet your individual needs.

Not only do we personalize your treatment, but we also keep it as conservative as possible. We take a gentle approach, only drilling when absolutely necessary. Let’s preserve your natural smile by safely reversing gum disease.

Comprehensive Gum Disease Treatment

We are proud to offer a full range of non-surgical gum disease treatments. Depending on the severity of your condition, we can create a treatment plan that will restore your health.

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria in the mouth. The bacteria causes a reaction in the gums, leading to:

  • Inflammation and swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Gum recession
  • Halitosis
  • Tooth loss
  • Bone deterioration

If you notice that your gums or swollen or tender, or if they bleed easily when you brush and floss, contact our office for a gum disease assessment. Gum disease is common, but is usually easily treatable.

Following your exam at Wake Forest Family Dentistry, we will be able to determine which treatment is right for you.

Scaling and root planing | A thorough cleaning of the root surfaces, removing plaque and smoothing the tooth root.

Antibiotic therapy | This involves local delivery antimicrobials or systemic antibiotics.

Tray delivery systems | We can provide custom-fit trays that can be used at home to reverse the effects of gum disease.

Looking After You

We care not only about your oral health, but also your overall wellbeing. Gum disease is linked to heart disease, diabetes, premature birth, dementia, and respiratory disease. Gum disease treatment is effective and affordable, and will safeguard your whole body health.

Our goal is to help you maintain, restore, or enhance your healthy smile! You deserve the highest standard of care. To learn more, call Wake Forest Family Dentistry today.