To keep your smile for life, you need to keep your gums healthy! Fortunately, our dental team can help. We look for signs of gum disease at every dental exam. If you have a gum infection, we will provide treatment to stabilize this condition. We’ll also educate you on how to prevent future instances. Our nonsurgical gum disease treatment in Florence will:We can help get you back to good gum health Read Transcript
We do a procedure called scaling and root planing, which is where we go up underneath the gumline, clean the bacteria and the calculus – or tartar, people like to call it – from underneath there. We place an antibiotic up under there to help arrest the bacteria. And then we bring you back every three to six months to maintain it, to make sure everything stays healthy. Most people don't know they have gum disease. There are signs and warnings of it: if you have red, bleeding gums, if you have a bad breath that you just can't get away, or if you have a bad taste in your mouth that doesn't go away. A lot of people don't know until they come in. Most of the people haven't had a cleaning in years. They come in, they're having some teeth that are mobile, and gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss.
So when they come in, we do a little probing, see what kind of cleaning they need, and then we do the procedure itself. I feel like here, first of all, we go through what their main concern is, whether it's a tooth hurting, a tooth needs to come out, and then we just go over a whole treatment plan of what they need to have done. Me personally, I talk to my patients the whole procedure to kind of keep their mind off of what I'm doing.
We do numb for the gum treatment, so they don't feel anything. I can say 99 percent to 100 percent of the patients are pretty happy when they leave here. They're scared when they come in, and they do great and they're fine when they leave. And I also will, most of the hygienists, we call our patients the next day and check on them at their gum treatment, just to see if they have any questions or see how they're feeling, that kind of thing.
Come in and give us a chance. Meet the doctors, meet most of the team here. Let us take a look. Let us get you comfortable with us, and I feel like pretty sure you'll come back.
- Restore your gums’ healthy appearance
- Keep infection from spreading from your gums to other areas of your mouth
- Reduce your risk of conditions linked to gum disease, like diabetes
- Stop unpleasant symptoms like bleeding gums and bad breath
- Prevent the tooth loss that can occur in advanced cases of gum disease
To keep your gums healthy for life, call Advanced Dental Center at 843-627-4076. So you can save money on periodontal treatment, we offer a discount of $100 on any procedure over $200 (*New Patients Only).
We Treat Gum Infections With a Deep Cleaning
Our doctors treat infected gums with a deep cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing:
- First, we numb your mouth with local anesthesia. You can also receive dental sedation if you’d like.
- Next, we remove plaque and bacteria accumulation from your teeth (scaling).
- Then we smooth your tooth roots (root planing) to make it more difficult for bacteria to collect at the gumline.
It’s important to treat gum disease as it’s the leading cause of tooth loss among American adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, more than half of adults have some form of infection. Not only that, but research has linked gum disease to serious conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and low birth weight in babies.
See Us If You Have Gum Disease Symptoms
So how do you know if you have unhealthy gums? A professional screening is the only way to know for sure. See us right away if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms:
- Tender, red gums
- Bleeding gums
- Gums pulling away from your teeth
- Teeth that feel loose
- Chronic bad breath and/or bad taste in mouth
To schedule a gum screening and nonsurgical gum disease treatment in Florence, call Advanced Dental Center at 843-627-4076. Our office is minutes away from the Florence Regional Airport.