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Posted on 10-11-2017
At Inspiration Dental, our dentist in Riverview is here to provide diagnosis, treatment, and management options for all stages of gum disease. In its earliest stages, gum disease occurs in the form of gingivitis, which can be cured and its effects reversed. As gum disease progresses, it becomes periodontal disease, which can be managed and treated, but its effects (such as bone loss in the jaw) can never be completely reversed.
Knowing the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease is key to receiving prompt treatment. The best way to prevent any form of gum disease in the first place is to schedule regular cleanings and exams with our dentist. However, if it's been some time since your last dental appointment and you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may have periodontal disease:
If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to permanent tooth loss.
Fortunately, if you have gum disease or even more advanced stages of periodontal disease, our Riverview FL dentist may be able to help. Specifically, we offer laser light therapy, which utilizes strong wavelengths to remove plaque and build-up from well underneath the gum line. It is also effective in killing 100% of the bacteria that can accumulate in periodontal pockets. This treatment is also beneficial because it can help prevent decay from reaching the nerve of the tooth, which is a common problem in patients with periodontal disease. And unlike other treatment methods for periodontal disease, low laser light therapy results in very little blood and much less pain because there is no scraping involved.
If you're experiencing any signs of gum disease, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Apollo Beach. You can reach Inspiration Dental by giving us a call at (813) 677-1200 today.
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