Despite the progress that has been made in dental technology, treatment and awareness around the importance of good oral hygiene habits and dental care, close to half of all American adults over age 30 suffer from some form of periodontal (gum) disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. There are several stages of gum disease, which can produce symptoms that range from gum inflammation and bleeding (gingivitis) to tooth loss (periodontitis). Dr. Jose Arauz, a dentist in Jacksonville, NC, offers several treatment options to restore your smile and oral health after gum disease and other oral health problems.
Minimally Invasive Periodontal Treatment in Jacksonville, NC
The most effective tool against gum disease and tooth loss is prevention. This means keeping up with a good oral hygiene routine, which includes brushing your teeth after meals, flossing once a day, eating a healthy diet, and visiting the dentist twice a year for an oral exam and professional dental cleaning.
There are several non-surgical treatment options depending on the extent of damage to your teeth, gums, and underlying bone tissue. Gum disease is usually progressive, meaning it starts mild and gradually gets worse over time.
Types of Gum Disease Treatment
The first step in treating gum disease is to see a dentist for a comprehensive dental exam. Treatments range from deep cleaning to remove excess plaque and tartar buildup, relieve inflammation, to gum grafts to replace receded gum tissue and dental implants to replace missing teeth and bone tissue:
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Crown lengthening
- Dental Implants
- Gum grafts
Find a Dentist in Jacksonville, NC
There are a number of options available to help restore your smile and oral health after periodontal disease. For more information on the best periodontal therapy for you, contact our office by calling (910) 577-1315 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Arauz today.