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Periodontics in Lakewood Ranch, FL

If you are an adult over the age of 30, there is a good chance that you may have some level of chronic gum disease. At its mildest, gum disease can cause your gums to become red and swollen. You may even notice that your gums bleed a little when you brush and floss. While gum disease can be easily treated and reversed in the early stages, it can lead to tooth loss if allowed to progress. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, a gum disease specialist, also known as a periodontist, can help you manage your condition. A periodontist can also offer cosmetic and restorative periodontal services, such as dental implants and gum contouring. If you are looking for a periodontics office in Lakewood Ranch, contact Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch today to schedule an appointment with a gum disease expert.

What Type of Training Does a Periodontist in Lakewood Ranch Receive?

A periodontist is a fully qualified dentist who has received two to three years of specialized training beyond dental school to qualify as a gum disease specialist. A periodontist can treat a wide range of issues involving the soft tissue surrounding the teeth.

What Conditions Does a Periodontist in Lakewood Ranch Treat?

A specialist in periodontics in Lakewood Ranch can perform a variety of procedures to improve the health and appearance of the gums, including:

Management of gum disease

When you eat or drink, a sticky substance called plaque forms on the teeth and attracts bacteria. This bacteria can cause cavities and lead to infections under the gumline that can break down the ligaments and bones that hold the teeth in place.

Dental implants

If you have missing teeth, a dental implant can provide you with a long-lasting replacement that looks and functions just like natural teeth. A periodontist inserts a post into the jawbone, similar to the root of a tooth, and tops it with a bridge, crown, or permanent denture. The post actually helps to preserve the jaw bone. This keeps the surrounding teeth from shifting so that your facial proportions remain intact, which means less premature wrinkling around the mouth.

Crown lengthening

The visible portion of the tooth is known as the crown. In some cases, it is necessary to remove excess gum tissue in order to expose more of the surface of the tooth in order to fit a crown, partial denture, or braces bracket onto the tooth. The lengthening procedure can even be used to even out the gumline and improve the appearance of the smile.

Gummy smile correction

Every smile is unique. However, some individuals feel self-conscious about the amount of gum that they show when they smile. Excess gum tissue can make the teeth appear too short or too small for the proportions of the face. A periodontist can shape and contour the gumline to create a more flattering smile.

Soft tissue grafting

Gum grafting can be used to recover a tooth root that has been exposed by receding gums. The graft can help prevent the gums from receding further and reduce the risk of tooth loss and decay.

Diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer

The incidence of oral cancer has increased in recent years. The majority of oral cancers can be attributed to smoking and human papillomavirus infections, also known as HPV. In addition to diagnosing cancers of the mouth, a periodontist can help you find the appropriate treatment.

Regardless of the procedure or treatment, we do everything possible to keep you comfortable. We offer nitrous oxide and other sedation methods, and we will discuss your options during your initial consultation.

Arrange a Consultation With Our Periodontist Today

Healthy gums are the foundation of a healthy smile. If your gums are sore, bleeding, swollen, or receding, a gum disease expert can help you find the right treatment plan. Call Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch today at (941) 462-3706 to schedule an appointment.

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