Treat This Common Condition!
Gum disease is a common issue among patients at Belle Meade Family Dentistry. We have numerous procedures and options available, depending on how far along your periodontal disease has progressed. Just as everyone needs to have their teeth cleaned regularly, those with periodontal disease will need to have the professionals in our office conduct periodontal maintenance on a routine basis determined to best fit the patient’s condition. This care usually includes a thorough appointment to remove the bacteria from the teeth and surrounding tissues. During a typical visit, the areas along the tooth and any exposed root surfaces above and below the tissue are thoroughly cleaned with a number of aids to ensure excellent care. This prevents bacteria from building up aside tooth deposits and enables the dentist to remove any diseased tissues that prevent healthy gums and bone. In addition, our trained team can offer medicaments for periodontal pockets to remove bacteria and also use a special laser to decontaminate the tooth root and tissue wall, providing a healthier environment and better healing.