Periodontal Therapy in Ponte Vedra Beach
Your gums are a crucial piece of your overall wellbeing. People who have gum disease are also more likely to suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, and uncontrolled diabetes. Regular visits to our office can help you to avoid gum disease, but if you do have the condition, our doctors are highly experienced when it comes to providing care for patients in our community and from the surrounding areas of Nocatee and Jacksonville Beach.
Scaling and Root Planing
Also known as a deep cleaning, scaling and root planing is the nonsurgical procedure of choice for moderate levels of gum disease. Your dentist or experienced hygienist uses special tools to clean above and below the gum line, scaling to remove bacteria and planing to smooth the root and prevent the risk of reinfection. Scaling and root planing may be completed over the course of several visits to the office, and is sometimes combined with antibiotic treatment for full healing.
Soft Tissue Laser
Once gum disease reaches advanced stages, nonsurgical treatment is usually not possible. Traditional gum surgery is complex and often requires long recovery periods. But with the soft tissue laser, we offer patients scalpel and suture-free periodontal treatment. Our Biolase technology offers maximum precision, blasting through bacteria without affecting healthy areas for the most effective results. In addition to being more comfortable during the treatment, the soft tissue laser promotes healing and prevents reinfection.
The bacteria that causes gum disease multiplies rapidly in the mouth, meaning it may outpace the treatment we can provide for moderate or advanced levels of gum disease. Antibiotic therapy helps to fight reinfection to make your gum disease treatment more effective. Depending on your case, your dentist will either administer antibiotic therapy directly to the infection or prescribe antibiotics for you to take orally. We prefer ARESTIN for gum disease therapy.