At Hurstbourne Dental Care, we focus on preventive care. If you have a health mouth, then we can help you keep it that way! If you have periodontal disease, then we can help you restore oral health and then help you maintain it.
Gum Disease & Periodontal Treatment
Periodontal disease or gum disease is caused by plaque. If your teeth are not cleaned properly, a sticky biofilm of bacteria (plaque) develops on your teeth. Over time, it hardens and can’t be removed by brushing and flossing alone. If the hardened mass (calculus) and plaque are not removed, the gums start to pull away and form pockets around the teeth. These pockets harbor bacteria and become infected which results in destruction of the supporting gum/bone. If enough support is lost, the teeth will eventually become loose.
Bleeding gums? Bad breath? Loose teeth?
If you have any of the above symptoms, please schedule an appointment for a comprehensive consultation so that we can create a treatment plan specific for you. We take a comprehensive approach to fighting gum disease. Scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning, is a non-surgical treatment and it can be very effective when combined with diet modification plus improved home hygiene.
If periodontal disease is allowed to progress, the bone and gum supporting the tooth will continue to be destroyed and you can actually lose teeth because the teeth become so loose.
Please call (502) 671-5087 to see how we can help!