Periodontal services at Family Dental Care include scaling and root planing, gum graft surgery, and laser gum disease treatment. Family Dental Care’s periodontal services are here to help you prevent, diagnose, and treat gum disease in Beaverton, Oregon.
Gum disease is an affliction of the gums which infects supporting tissues and bones that hold the teeth in place. It is different from gingivitis, although gingivitis can lead to periodontal disease.
Gum disease, according to WebMD.com, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end, if not properly treated, with tooth loss due to the destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. It inflames the gums and makes them bleed easily when brushing or flossing.
You can prevent gum disease by scheduling regular cleanings and practicing good at-home care. If you experience swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, call us right away to schedule an appointment. We offer the following treatments to defeat gum disease and restore your oral health:
All of our periodontal services are routine, safe, and performed by trained professionals.
The recovery process will last one to two weeks. Your dentist might prescribe pain medication as needed to reduce swelling and make you comfortable. You may also be prescribed a pill or mouth rinse to keep infection away during the healing process.
For best results, leave the healing area alone, avoid hard foods, maintain proper oral hygiene, and follow your dentist’s instructions. There will be a follow-up visit scheduled after any procedure to make sure all is going well inside your mouth.
Have you been suffering from a receding gum line? Are you concerned it might be a symptom of periodontal disease or gingivitis? Call Family Dental Care to inquire about general periodontal services in Beaverton, Oregon. It’s best to be certain when it comes to your health!