Melbourne Periodontal Treatment
Are you one of the 80% of Americans who suffers from gum disease? Periodontal disease ranks as the leading cause of tooth loss today and is linked to serious illnesses like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Yet many people put off periodontal treatment. If your gums are tender, bleed when you brush your teeth, or appear red and swollen, you have gum disease.
Caught in its early stage, called gingivitis, periodontal disease is easily treated. Our hygienist will evaluate your gums and give your teeth a thorough cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup. If your home oral care routine is not quite making the grade, the hygienist can provide tips and instruction for effective brushing and flossing.
Deeper periodontal treatment may involve a second appointment for scaling (cleaning teeth beneath the gum line), root planing (to smooth the rough areas on your roots and/or Arestin, an antibiotic we apply directly to the affected areas.
As your family and restorative dentist, Dr. Richardson has one goal in mind: your optimum oral health. Rest assured that we take every measure to ensure your comfort during all procedures. Call our Melbourne dental office today to set an appointment. Let us show you how better oral health can improve your overall lifestyle. We've helped patients in Melbourne, West Melbourne, and Palm Bay achieve premium oral health and gorgeous smiles for more than 25 years.
Our dedicated team genuinely looks forward to serving your every oral healthcare need. Send us an email or call today for a free consultation, and discover the difference our patient-centric approach can make in your next dental experience.