Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the most common health problems in the world, and while symptoms can start out seeming relatively harmless, untreated cases can result in damaging, permanent consequences like tooth loss. At Kind Care Dentistry, Dr. Natasha Patel and the rest of our dedicated staff have made routine periodontal screenings an important part of every checkup. We’ll identify areas of infection as soon as possible so that recovery is simple and effective. Contact our Orange Park location today to schedule your first appointment!
If we discover troubling signs of periodontal disease, our likely recommendation for treatment will be scaling and root planing. This in-depth, minimally invasive cleaning targets bacteria and plaque that have gathered under the gum line. We’ll also smooth the rough areas from the tooth roots, which are prime breeding grounds for dangerous infection.
In addition to scaling and root planing, antibiotic therapy is also a worthwhile aid in the fight against periodontal disease. We’ll apply ARESTIN gel directly to the gum line after cleaning your mouth, and the antibiotic will target any infectious bacteria that were missed the first time around. Our goal is to bolster your oral health and leave your smile feeling and looking great here in Orange Park!