High-Quality Periodontal Treatments in Jacksonville
If one of your biggest fears is losing your teeth to periodontal disease, you are not alone. Fortunately, innovative modern treatments can help fight and prevent this harmful disease that is the leading cause of tooth loss.
If you get regular checkups every year or semi-annually, you can usually stay ahead of most problems and save your natural teeth.
Scaling and Root Planing
This procedure is often called a deep cleaning. If your gums are red and have a pocketed appearance around some teeth, you probably need this procedure. The dentist numbs your gums, pushes them back slightly and cleans tartar and plaque from the surfaces of your roots.
You may or may not need a topical antibiotic that is placed in periodontal pockets to help them tighten up around your gums again. If you follow your dentist's hygiene instructions, you will enjoy healthy pink gums that do not cause you pain.
If you are ready to take charge of your oral health, we are here to help. We boast these credentials:
- American Dental Association membership
- Florida Dental Association membership
- Northeast District Dental Association membership
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