Oral Hygiene and Gum Treatments
Gum Infection Therapy
Gum infection therapy is one of the most successful non-surgical solutions to gum disease. It is an effective fix to gum disease when it is caught early. It is a simple procedure that entails cleaning the space between the teeth and gums, down to the roots. It starts by removing tartar from the surface of the teeth (scaling) and then smoothing out the surfaces of the roots to remove infected tooth structures (root planing). With gum disease deep pockets will form around your teeth, it is important to clean the tartar deposits under the
- Scaling and Root Planing is a minor procedure with minimal discomfort but soreness is common among patients with deep pockets under their gum line.
- It is possible that your teeth may become slightly more sensitive to temperatures.
- Minor bleeding can occur during and after the surgery
- Most discomfort can be alleviated by over-the-counter painkillers (such as ibuprofen) or ice packs (applied to the outside of the face near the treated area)
- To avoid intensifying the tenderness and bruising we recommend
to beextra gentle with your routine brushing and flossing.
Gum Recession and Tissue Grafting
When you brush too hard your gums can get receded. Gum recession can also arise from periodontal disease and more commonly by
Gum grafting will help cover and protect the exposed roots to control and stop the progression of decay. This could reduce your sensitivity and improve your aesthetic appearance of your teeth.
Advanced gum disease causes gum recession. If gingivitis is left untreated periodontitis (commonly known as gum disease) can arise causing the gums
Check to see if you have gum recession?
Gum recession does not occur overnight, many factors can contribute to gum recession. Untreated periodontitis can have detrimental effects on your oral health and the function of your teeth. If Tampa Dentist Dr. Alex diagnoses you with gingivitis or periodontitis, it is important to take into account the following:
- If you are sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.
- If you are sensitive to certain flavors such as sweet, spicy or sour foods
- If your teeth are aesthetically longer than normal.
- If the spaces between your teeth growing
- If the root of your teeth are beginning to show