Windsor Periodontal Treatment for Gum Disease
Periodontal disease, also known simply as gum disease, currently affects some 75 percent of American adults. Are you one of the majority dealing with this condition that causes chronic bad breath, bleeding gums, and eventual tooth loss? If so, don’t wait to seek periodontal disease treatment in Windsor. The doctors at Day Hill Dental, PC evaluate the severity of your condition and help you enjoy healthy teeth and gums once again.
Scaling and Root Planing
If your case of periodontal disease has progressed past the most benign stages, scaling and root planing may be needed to stop the condition from becoming more severe. During this procedure, Dr. Meltzer will remove plaque that’s built up below the gum line (the scraping portion) and also gently smooth your teeth, getting rid of tough spots that tend to harbor dangerous bacteria from your roots (the root planing portion). Antibiotic therapy may be provided in conjunction with this treatment option to ensure the safest, most effective results.
In addition to treating periodontal disease, Dr. Meltzer is also able to provide dental implant placement right here in-office for patients in need of sturdy, lifelike replacements for missing teeth. The procedure will consist of the implant(s) being surgically placed into the jawbone so that they can form a gradual bond with your natural tissue, creating a solid foundation for custom restorations. Our team will be sure to keep you comfortable throughout the entire procedure!
All About Periodontal Disease
Don’t put off seeking treatment for gum disease. Left unattended, the condition can wreak havoc on an otherwise healthy adult. In fact, late-stage gum disease has been linked to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and a number of other serious health conditions.
Knowing the signs of periodontitis can help you receive a diagnosis and successful treatment sooner. Symptoms of gum disease include:
- Gums that bleed after brushing and flossing
- Chronic foul breath
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Gum recession, or gums that appear to be pulling away from the teeth
- Loose teeth in the late stages of the condition
Dr. Meltzer is Day Hill’s expert periodontist providing periodontal disease treatment for patients in our Windsor office. In its beginning stages, the condition is known as gingivitis and is often reversible with diligent brushing and flossing. If gum disease has progressed beyond this initial stage, a deep cleaning, known as scaling and root planing, may be necessary. Antibiotic therapy can also be helpful. Advanced levels of periodontal disease may require surgical treatment.
Schedule An Appointment Today
No matter the treatment your periodontal disease requires, you should feel confident knowing the Day Hill Dental team is on the case. Don’t wait another day to have your risk for gum disease evaluated. We invite patients from Windsor, Enfield, Suffield, Windsor Locks, Bloomfield, and all neighboring communities to schedule an appointment today!