Saving Teeth is Our Priority

You rely on the South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry for today’s top dental implant options, as well as clinically proven procedures to treat gum disease. But did you realize that one of our true areas of expertise is in the prevention of tooth loss? While dental implants provide fabulous replacements for natural teeth, allowing you to once again eat, speak and look your best, there’s nothing better than keeping your natural teeth if possible. And we’ll try as hard as we can to help you avoid the decay, damage and disease that can result in tooth loss.

Fighting Gum Disease

A beautiful smile isn’t just about your teeth. No matter how lovely your smile, if your gums aren’t in good shape those pretty teeth won’t receive the support they need, you’ll lose the protective seal that only healthy gums form around your teeth and, subsequently, big problems can result. Gum disease can build up along and under the gum line, and, if untreated, can turn into a more severe form of gingivitis (gum disease) called periodontitis which can then affect the bone structure that holds your teeth in place. The unfortunate result: loose or lost teeth.

What Causes Gum Disease?

There’s a popular quote that says, “You don’t have to brush all of your teeth—just the ones you want to keep.” Gum health is of vital importance to ensure oral health and, as research shows, the “systemic” health of our overall bodies. The good news is that even if you’ve had difficulty keeping up with hygiene and dental maintenance, with prompt treatment we can usually control the infection of gum disease to restore healing to your gums and remove harmful bacteria.

Sometimes brushing and flossing aren’t always enough. Even individuals who practice excellent dental hygiene can succumb to gum disease because of:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Smoking
  • Medications that cause dry mouth
  • Certain diseases like diabetes
  • Hormonal changes

Treating Gum Disease with Today’s Latest Technologies

The sooner we diagnose and treat your gums, the better for your smile. At the South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry we utilize sophisticated technologies like LANAP® laser treatment to manage gum disease while focusing on regenerative procedures to preserve and maintain smiles. Our objective is to control, reverse and hopefully eradicate the kind of problems that can lead to tooth loosening or loss. If you’ve been told you have gum disease or are experiencing possible symptoms of gum disease like swollen, puffy or bleeding gums, please don’t hesitate to contact our office and make an appointment. No referrals are necessary.