Periodontal Therapy and Gum Disease Treatment in New Castle, IN
At Parkview Family Dentistry, we focus on your complete oral health — healthy gums included! While we provide plenty of attentive care and maintenance to the gum lines at every preventive visit, our dentists are prepared to take it a step further for patients suffering from periodontal disease. Parkview Family Dentistry offers top periodontal treatment in New Castle, IN and beyond, using top technologies and a gentle touch to provide the healthiest results!
What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, involves the inflammation of the gum line due a buildup of bacteria. Common causes of gum disease include improper oral hygiene, skipping dentist appointments, aging, illness, and genetics.
The health of your gums often impacts the health of your entire body. Gum disease left untreated could leave the patient at a higher risk for conditions like:
- Heart Disease
What are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?
The best way to catch gum disease as early as possible is by attending your regular preventive checkup appointments at Parkview Family Dentistry. The earliest signs of gum disease are not always obvious, but if you are experiencing or more of the following symptoms, it's time to call our office to schedule a periodontal exam:
- Receding gums
- Painful, swollen gums
- Bleeding while brushing and flossing
- Tooth and mouth pain
- Loosening teeth
- Bad breath
- A change in the way your teeth fit together
Gum Disease Treatment at Parkview Family Dentistry
Although gum disease can evolve into a serious condition if left untreated, our team has the right tools, technologies, and know-how to restore your gums to a healthy condition. We offer the following periodontal treatments:
Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
Scaling and root planing (SRP) is one of the most common procedures for treating gum disease, by deep cleaning below the gum line and smoothing the surface of the tooth. Scaling and root planing removes plaque, bacteria, and acid buildup that can cause gum inflammation.
A simple SRP helps to restore and promote healthier teeth, gums, and overall oral health while also preventing all stages of gum disease.
Advanced Treatment with Ultrasonic Scaler
At Parkview Family Dentistry, we use the Ultrasonic scaler, a handheld device used in periodontal deep cleaning. While scaling can be completed by hand, the ultrasonic scaler uses ultrasonic technology to remove calculus from teeth and gums quickly, gently and effectively. With the ultrasonic scaler, we can increase patient comfort while decreasing time spent scaling and polishing!
Periodontal Care for Healthier Smiles
Take care of your gums and the rest of your body. Call Parkview Family Dentistry for periodontal care today!