Periodontal (gum) disease is a prevalent condition that affects many individuals, characterized by the detrimental impact of bacteria present in dental plaque. These bacteria instigate inflammation, soreness and bleeding in the gum tissues, potentially leading to more severe complications such as tooth mobility, gum recession, bone deterioration and other significant oral health issues. During every routine dental visit, our dentist will diligently examine your mouth for any indications of gum disease. This proactive approach allows us to administer timely treatment, thereby preventing the progression of the disease and averting extensive damage to your oral health.

Nonsurgical Gum Treatments

Upon diagnosing gum disease, Dr. Raymond del Castillo prioritizes discussing nonsurgical treatment avenues. These methods are especially beneficial for managing the early stages of gum disease, effectively curtailing its advancement to more critical and harmful stages. Below are several commonly recommended nonsurgical treatments aimed at combating periodontal disease:

  • Additional Dental Cleanings: Regular dental cleanings play a crucial role in maintaining oral health. If you have gum disease, we may suggest deep cleaning procedures that go beyond the standard cleaning regimen, targeting the removal of plaque and tartar build-up beneath the gum line.
  • Enhanced At-Home Oral Hygiene: Implementing an improved daily oral hygiene routine is vital. Our team provides personalized advice on effective brushing and flossing techniques, as well as recommendations for products that can help maintain oral hygiene.
  • Antibiotic Treatment: To combat the bacteria causing infection and inflammation in the gums, antibiotics may be prescribed. These can be administered orally or placed directly into the gum pockets, depending on your specific needs.
  • Scaling and Root Planing: This meticulous cleaning procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line (scaling) and smoothing out the tooth roots (root planing). This process helps to eliminate bacteria and provides a clean surface for the gums to reattach to the teeth, reducing pocket depths.

Our dentist and team will work closely with you to identify the most suitable treatment or combination of treatments to optimize oral health outcomes. We believe in personalized care tailored to address the unique needs of our patients, and will discuss all your options and your oral health with you when developing your treatment plan so that you can make fully informed decisions regarding your care.

Call Minorca Smiles today at 305-443-4713 to schedule your appointment and learn more about nonsurgical gum disease treatments in Coral Gables, Florida. We are committed to providing you with exceptional care that will help you maintain optimal oral health.

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