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What We Do If You Need A Gum Disease Treatment

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If you are worried that the smile foundation of your gums is in less than perfect health, call Advanced Dental Center at 843-627-4076 to see if you need a gentle but thorough gum disease treatment.

We offer many general dentistry options at our Florence, SC dentist office so you can keep your whole mouth healthy. We treat patients of all ages so you can get all of your and your loved ones’ dental needs taken care of at one convenient location instead of driving to multiple specialists.

If you have dental insurance, there’s a good chance we accept your policy. We also accept many other payment options, including options for patients without insurance. For example, we take third-party financing from CareCredit and also offer interest-free payment plans.

You can also take advantage of the following discounts if you can pay for the full cost of your treatments at the time of service:

  • Seven percent off if paid with cash or check
  • Four percent off if paid with a credit card

Know What To Expect When You Get A Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease or periodontitis, is a very common oral health issue. In fact, as many as half of all adults in the United States have some degree of periodontitis.

Because it is such a common dental problem, we have treated countless cases of periodontal disease, so you can rest assured your smile is in good hands at our Florence, SC dentist office.

Gum disease results when bad bacteria in your mouth gets in between your gumline and your tooth roots, causing a large variety of issues and symptoms, including:

  • Chronic and/or persistent bad breath
  • Sore, red, swollen gums
  • Gums that bleed easily when you brush or floss your teeth
  • A receding gumline that leaves your tooth roots exposed
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drinks in some of your teeth
  • Adult teeth that feel loose
  • Feeling as though your upper and lower jaw are not fitting together as they should

During your routine dental cleanings and exams, we will check out your whole smile, including your gums, to see if there are any problems. If we determine that you could benefit from a periodontal treatment, we will provide a very thorough deep cleaning using two special techniques called:

  • Scaling, which allows us to scrape away plaque and tartar buildup from your tooth roots, leaving them very clean
  • Root planing, which is when we smooth out the surface of your tooth roots, leaving bacteria nowhere to hide and collect

Unless you are dealing with a rather severe case, we should be able to help you reverse your gum problems with a simple cleaning. To fight the disease and prevent it from coming back, you’ll need to maintain optimum oral hygiene habits, including:

  • Brushing for two minutes twice a day
  • Flossing at least once a day
  • Using a mouthwash or rinse that has been approved by the American Dental Association if desired or recommended

Don’t just assume that your smile foundation is healthy – book an assessment for a gum disease treatment at Advanced Dental Center today by calling 843-627-4076. You can also use our online form to schedule.

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