Avoid teeth replacement with periodontal care in Atlantis, FL
Did you know that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for adults in this country? Periodontal health is vitally important to overall wellness, too. The team at Atlantis Dental Care helps patients throughout the Atlantis, FL area maintain healthy gums, keep their teeth, avoid need for teeth replacement . . . and live healthier with professional periodontal care.
Dangers of gum disease
Gum disease occurs when bacteria in your mouth overpopulate and become pathogenic, creating a tacky film of plaque. They produce acidic excretions that irritate gum tissue, as they feed on sugars and starches in food debris. When not removed with a consistent program of brushing and flossing, plaque hardens into tartar. These deposits at the gum line cause further irritation, allowing gums to pull away from teeth. Root surfaces are exposed, resulting in sensitivity and cavities. Bacteria go deep into periodontal pockets, spreading inflammation and infection to bone and connective tissue. Without treatment, teeth become loose and are lost.
Meanwhile, harmful bacteria enter the bloodstream. Gum disease is associated with elevated risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack, diabetes, preterm births, and other systemic illnesses.
Your partners in gum health
Gum disease can usually be prevented with good home hygiene and regular cleaning and checkup appointments at Atlantis Dental Care. At each visit, we evaluate gum health and make recommendations for improvements to home care, use of antimicrobial products, or more frequent cleanings as appropriate.
If gum disease is present, it can be gotten under control with a deep cleaning technique called scaling and root planing. Special instruments are used to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar below the gum line, disinfecting pockets to aid in healing. In advanced cases, diseased tissue is removed to re-establish the seal of gums to teeth.
Our range of periodontal services also includes:
- Extraction of compromised teeth.
- Bone grafting to make dental implants possible.
- Dental implant placement.
- All-on-Four implant-retained dentures.
- Dental bridges.
- Conventional dentures.
Has it been a while since you have seen a dentist? At Atlantis Dental Care you won’t get a lecture. You will get compassionate, gentle treatment to restore gum health and oral wellness. Call (561) 220-7323.