Periodontal Therapy in Jupiter, FL

Have your gums ever bled after brushing your teeth? This is what’s known as gingivitis. If left to settle, it can evolve into periodontitis. This can be prevented or treated with periodontal therapy.

Keep reading to learn more about our periodontal services in Jupiter, FL.

We encourage you to schedule an appointment and visit our office so we can accurately assess your dental health. Remember, gum disease can get worse and spread to your teeth and jawbone.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums. They become red and swollen and can bleed easily. At this stage, good dental hygiene and regular dental cleanings can treat it relatively easily. Pro tip: use non-alcoholic mouthwash!

If it spreads, gingivitis turns to periodontitis. Your gums will start to recede and even change colors, appearing less healthy and vibrant. It can begin to wear away at the tissue that supports your teeth, leading to tooth loss.

Factors that increase the risk for gum disease or can worsen it include:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Some hormonal changes
  • Certain medications
  • Genetics

General symptoms to look out for:

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Receding gums or lengthening teeth
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • The feeling of tenderness and pain with chewing
Visual graphic depicting different types of gum disease progressions.

How We Treat Gum Disease at Jupiter Dentistry

Several techniques can remove affected gum tissue, replace it, and restore your smile’s health.

Usually, the process includes removing plaque and tartar. This is known as scaling and root planing, and it eliminates bacteria and their environment. If needed, your dentist will then get rid of infected tissue from the pockets. Lost gum tissue can be replaced through an augmentation procedure.

Dr. Wyatt and Dr. Ajmo also offer an alternative, known as the Biolase® Waterlase™. It’s as advanced as it sounds and involves using a stream of water to manipulate gum and bone tissues in a virtually painless procedure. It causes less trauma, results in less swelling, and is a much more comfortable and gentle experience.

Do You Suffer from Dental Anxiety?

Not to worry!

Dr. Ajmo is the only board-certified sedation dentist in South Florida. IV sedation is safe, effective, and relaxing. If going to the dentist makes you nervous, sedation dentistry is a great option that can help you get the care you need without suffering through it.

Call Jupiter Dentistry about sedation dentistry to learn more.

Schedule Your Consultation with Jupiter Dentistry

A stunning smile that makes you feel confident, young, and fresh is priceless. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Jessica Wyatt and Dr. Jay Ajmo. They’re some of the most sought-out implant dentists in South Florida. Call today!

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