At Hart Dental Group, we know how critical it is to maintain healthy gums and prevent periodontal disease. We serve individuals and families throughout Upper Arlington and Grandview by providing comprehensive periodontal maintenance care.
What Is Periodontal Care?
Periodontal care focuses on preventing and treating diseases that affect the gums and surrounding structures of the teeth. They include the periodontal ligament, tendons, and alveolar bone. The most common periodontal issue is gingivitis, which leads to inflammation of the gums.
Why Do I Need Periodontal Maintenance?
Regular periodontal maintenance is crucial to prevent the development of periodontal disease. If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause tooth loss and even lead to serious health problems throughout the rest of your body.
At Hart Dental Group, we recommend that our patients visit us regularly to prevent and treat gum disease. Periodontal maintenance includes regular dental cleanings and check-ups, but we may also customize treatment plans for patients with more advanced periodontal disease.
Common Periodontal Problems
Periodontal disease can manifest in a few ways, including:
- Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums due to plaque buildup.
- Periodontitis is a more advanced stage of gum disease that can cause tooth loss.
- Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue, which can expose the tooth root and cause sensitivity.
- A gum abscess is a painful infection that develops in the gum tissue.
All of these are serious issues, and we will do everything we can to address them as quickly as possible.
How Is Periodontitis Treated?
If not treated quickly, periodontitis can cause irreversible damage to the gums and bone tissue that support the teeth. The treatment of periodontitis may include:
- Scaling and root planing: This deep cleaning procedure removes plaque and tartar buildup from below the gum line.
- Antibiotics: We may use antibiotics to help control bacterial infections.
- Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to treat advanced periodontitis
At Hart Dental Group, we use the latest techniques and technology to provide effective periodontal treatment to our patients. Dr. Hart will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to address your needs.
Contact Hart Dental Group for Periodontal Care
If you require periodontal care, look no further than Hart Dental Group. We are proud to provide timely, responsive care throughout Upper Arlington and Grandview. Reach out to us today to schedule your appointment at (614) 486-1123 and start your journey to healthier gums and a brighter smile.